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Larry. By numbers I mean red, white, Hemoglobin and platelet levels. My white cells are extremely low 2.2 or 2,200 compared to yours of 17,000. Normal white are 4,000 to 11,000. So mine are very low and I’m very susceptible to infection. Yours are very high which means your bone marrow is trying very hard to fight off an infection so it’s in a way doing it’s job right now. I guess I would be in…   Read more…

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