white blood count bottomed after first chemo (bendamustine) for CLL
Had first chemo (bendamustine) for CLL one month ago. WBC went from 61,000 to 1,500. Doctor wants to move forward with next treatment. WBC has improved to 2,100 but still below my past average of 8,000 and the NE#AGC is at 1.2 up from 0.5. The objective of the treatment was to bring the WBC count down gradually. Since this did not happen, my concern is that my immune system is down and with additional chemo it will go lower. I have an auto immune illness, definitely concerned about covid-19, and any number of other infections. Sometimes it appears that doctors do not want to deviate from protocol in spite of results. Does it makes sense that I am thinking of telling the doctor that I would like to postpone treatment??