Exercise and Hemoglobin Counts
June 29, 2021 at 12:21 pm #54701
I am an asymptomatic individual with WBC 3.8, Platelet 140 and Hemoglobin 11.9. My WBC and Platelets have remained the same for 9 years, but Hemoglobin dropped from 13.1 to 11.9 recently. Does aerobic exercise have any affect on raising my Hemoglobin? I have been a walker, but now am adding biking and runningJune 29, 2021 at 12:31 pm #54702Kevin DuganParticipant
This is a good question to which I have had no success in getting an answer. I think it might not effect the HBG count but help with symptoms. If you can bike and run with hgb at 11.9, that is good. I do weights and walk, but don’t run any longer.June 29, 2021 at 2:38 pm #54703
Thanks Kevin for your response. We’ll see what happens. Hope you do well with your activities and stay healthyJune 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm #54707tamParticipant
I have been on watch and wait for 7.5 years. My hemoglobin ranges from 12 to 13.5 and has been in that range since diagnosed. I bike, jump rope, walk, and long track speed skate. Haven’t noticed any dropoff in performance over the last 7-8 years. Staying active keeps me sane and helps me monitor my health. Good luck and hope you remain asymptomatic for many years.July 1, 2021 at 7:26 am #54708
Thanks Tam. I hope to stay active like you with running and cycling. My next blood draw is in August and I am hoping my hemoglobin holds at 11.9 or goes up as I am pushing harder on my workouts. Thanks for the encouragement.July 15, 2021 at 5:16 pm #54743
I was diagnosed 10/05/20. Just found out about this site, what a relief. finally can get info regarding my condition. I used to play tennis, no longer can run. I am 66 and do walk, ride bike, and work out with weights.
I no longer can lift heavy weights, but do many reps with low weights. My Hgb is11.5, WBC 2.8. On a clinical trial at MDAnderson in Houston. Have not had transfusion since March 30.Bones Joints do ace quite a bit, but not unbearable. Not sure if exercise affects Hgb, but I kind of go with how my body feels. If it hurts too much, I stop.
Thanks for letting me have this chance to share!
Raymond BourgeoisJuly 15, 2021 at 10:56 pm #54744
Thanks for contacting me about your new diagnosis Raymond. I appreciate also conversing regards to going through this process. What is your clinical trial at MD Anderson about? Are you symptomatic? Is there any recommendation for stem cell transplant at this time? Hope my questions are not too intrusive. I have been asymptomatic so far, but oncologist is doing the watch and wait mode. Rod McCuneJuly 16, 2021 at 10:52 am #54746
Rod, thanks for responding. The trial I am on is decitibine en capsulated with another med. I take 1 pill a day for 3 days. After 4 weeks, blooodwork drawn and if all is well, as has been the case, I will repeat after 4 wks.
trial started 2/26/21. I will be starting 5th trial at end of this month. Hopes are to promote growth of whites
and reds in bone marrow. So far so good. I only have aches in my joints and occasional tiredness. If things continue aa they are going, stem cell will not be an option.
Regards, RaymondJuly 16, 2021 at 11:41 am #54747
Raymond, glad to hear this is working for you. Previously, did your doctor do any Vidaza? I also am getting a no regarding stem cell transplant. My doctor says it is a numbers game as to whether it is advantageous. It is a lot to endure to have transplant. Your way seems better. My WBC and Platelets have been just out of range for a long time, but my Hgb dropped from 13.1 to 11.9 recently. I go from mildly panicked to acceptance each time. Not sure what the future holds, but I trust God watches over the situation. Lets keep this dialogue going if you like as it helps to monitor our progress. Sincerely, Roderick McCuneJuly 17, 2021 at 9:52 am #54748
Rod, no my Dr. mentioned nothing about Vidaza. I have a Hematologist in Lafayette, La. who was the first I aw and ordered the BM biopsy. With her, I had blood transfusions and Procrit and Neupogen. WE talked about MDAnderson and suggested if given the opportunity to participate in a trial to do so. I go back for the next cycle 7/28. With the Lord and a prayer to St. Peregrine, looking forward to it!!
RaymondJuly 17, 2021 at 9:42 pm #54751
Thanks for the message Raymond. Glad this clinical trial is helping. It is a blessing to have such advanced care in this country. MDS is tough to live with but I know I can trust in my doctors to do everything for my best interest. I keep taking one day and be grateful for it. My wife and I cherish each minute we can. Regards, Roderick McCuneJuly 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm #54752
Rod. that is the attitude we all need to keep. Whether it is MDS or some other condition, sometimes we forget
it can always be worse. Take care and God Bless.
RaymondJuly 27, 2021 at 7:38 pm #54782
Hope your treatment goes well tomorrow, Raymond. My wife and I will say a prayer for this to help. Take care and God bless.RodJuly 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm #54785
Thank you and your wife for the prayers. I had to cancel my appt at MDA due to testing + for Covid Monday.
I found out this past Sat I was exposed to someone with Covid. I am having no symptoms as of now(10 days)
and due to compromised immune system from MDS, will be receiving an antibody infusion to provide more defense.
Have rescheduled for August, but will need to test negative before returning to MDA. I hope you are doing well Rod, and again thank you both for the prayers. Know that you both are in my prayers also.
RaymondJuly 31, 2021 at 8:36 pm #54788
Sorry about your cancelled procedure. Hope you are not positive for Covid. Hope you return to MDA soon for treatment. Prayes to you, Rod
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