I have just completed my fifth year in remission following four rounds of FCR (2009/10).
My latest clinic appointment yesterday showed no significant enlarged nodes, lymphocytes 1.58 and all other blood results well in the normal range except for platelets.
These now read 96 and were 112 in April and 140 in December 2014. I have not experienced any significant bruising, bleeding gums etc.
My haematologist consultant advised that if the platelets drop again at my next appointment he will suggest a bone marrow biopsy "to see what might be causing it".
So having came away feeling that my CLL remission is going well my main concern is causes of low platelets and obviously MDS and potential to develop into AML particularly for those exposed to chemo 5-7 years ago.
What I cannot find are any other causes to the low platelets which are less worrying. Could this all just be a blip which may correct itself (with or without treatment)?