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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bob and I were talking about having lunch and watching some movies. I have been really tired and weak today, so that seemed like a great option. That's when it happened. The phone started ringing and Bob answered. It was the clinic and they wanted to know if we could come in to discuss my lab results. Sure, no problem. Oh, and could we come within the hour? What? I didn't get a shower or shampoo my hair, but we made it in time. We didn't have to wait, but were taken in right away, which earned us some really nasty looks from those waiting to be seen.

All of my results from Monday were in. Everything with the CT scan and chest X-ray showed all is normal. Whew! That was a big relief. The problem is with the labs. It seems both the white and red cells are low along with the hemoglobin. I am to take iron pills twice a day or will have to have more transfusions. They also have no idea where the blood is coming from. When I asked what could cause the cell issues, she was really hesitant. She mentioned the spleen could be swollen and sometimes meds and a whole host of other things. She wasn't sure what the doctor was looking at in the test results. I had to have more blood drawn. Pat said when the doctor has time to check these labs, he would determine if I needed to take the results to my oncologists ASAP. She is to call us to tell us the decision. I really don't want to jump to conclusions and think the worse, but I must say, I'm not so sure I'll be so lucky with this as I have been in the past 2 1/2 years. I'm trying to hold onto my faith and trust in the Lord. I have to tell you, though, I'm really nervous about it all. Especially since I really didn't get any answers.

We went from the small town (pop.2000) to the big town (pop. 35,000)after leaving the clinic. I wanted to look at a new - to - me lap top. I haven't been all that happy with the one we got for me. Bob likes it, though, so he might take it over. I have a smaller lap top that I use when I'm in the living room, and I wanted the 17" as a replacement for my desk top that has seen much better days. When we finished, I "rented" it for a week to see how I like it before committing to get it. By the time we were finished, it was getting later and we were both pretty hungry. Bob needs to eat every so often for his diabetes. He was been keeping it well in check with diet and exercise and we would like to keep it that way. Anyway, we got some things to take home for dinner. It was really good and Bob seemed to like his, too. I had some spinach, mushrooms, cheese, and bread. Nice and light, yet I felt full. Bob made some pasta and added some veggies in a creamy sauce rather than a red one. He also had a small salad.

So that is pretty much how our day went from noon on. We never did watch any movies!

Everyone have a great rest of the week. I hope with the iron pills I must take twice a day that I'll start to feel stronger and more awake.

Peace Love Cure

Don't these look bright and "springy"?

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    1851 days ago
    Sending youHugs emoticon and Prayers emoticon

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  • DR1939
    1852 days ago
    Saying prayers for you....the Tulips are very pretty.....how's the laptop doing?? Hope it works out for you, at least you are not committed to getting it if you find it doesn't work out for you :) Hopefully the MDs will find out where the bleeding is coming from, and the iron helps you get more RBCs.
    1852 days ago
    emoticon Keeping you in my prayers that they find out what is affecting your blood levels and fix it. I know from my own experience that low hemoglobin makes me very tired.
    1852 days ago
    I am very sorry and, of course, will pray for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Love, Chelsea
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  • RAMONA1954
    Keeping you in my prayers! emoticon
    1853 days ago
    I'm keeping you in my prayers that your doctor can find the problem quickly and that it is nothing serious. And, the tulips are beautiful!

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    1853 days ago
    Hate when they cannot figure out the blood irregularities. Causes lots of worry and stress. Just remember what ever it is it is and stress is very damaging to the body and mind. Prayers for blood stabilization going up!
    1853 days ago
    I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts! I am sorry that the results weren't what you were hoping for.

    The tulips are beautiful!

    Hope you have a better week.
    1853 days ago
    God loves us and He will provide in whatever we lack.

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    I love tulips!

    Take care and have a fabulous day! emoticon


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    Comment edited on: 4/25/2013 9:55:46 AM
    I will pray for your health and extra strength from Godand peace
    1853 days ago
    I hope you get some answers very quickly!

    Recently, a friend of mine lent me a laptop while mine was being repaired. It was a 17 inch and I liked it a lot! I hope your "rental" works out for you.

    Continued prayers go your way from me!!

    1853 days ago
    Praying that you will feel less stress today! Get better soon!

    1853 days ago
    I'm thinking the same as ALFBUNDY!
    It's so easy to think the worst in a situation like this Ev.

    I'm thinking of you and sending prayers. Hopefully you'll get news soon and a treatment. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1853 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear the results weren't all good. Of course, there are plenty of reasons why your blood counts could be off. After all, you're having blood coming from somewhere and continuous bleeding causes a drop in blood counts. If they can figure out where the blood is coming from that might be the answer. Hopefully it will be figured out soon and can be taken care of somewhat easily. In the meantime, be careful and gentle with your body. Also, if you have bleeding somewhere that will also drop your blood pressure and sometimes cause moments where you don't get enough blood to your brain, which could be part of your falling problem. (One of my conditions causes me to have low blood pressure and lack of blood to the brain if I move too quickly, which is why I blackout frequently and sometimes lose consciousness.)
    1853 days ago
    Sorry you didn't get better results from your doctor. Hopefully the iron pills will help. I am praying you are able to get the results of the new blood tests so you know what is going on. In the meantime, just rest in God's love. You are in His hands. I'm praying for you.
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    1853 days ago
    The low white count could just be a vitamin deficiency;esp. if you are anemic due to low red blood cells.
    TRY not to worry or stress over it. THINK POSITIVE! emoticon
    1853 days ago
    EV, That has to be a really stressful time at your Drs OFFICE hopefully the Dr will come through for you tomorrow with some answers and some treatments for you. You and Bob enjoy your movies tomorrow and in the meantime be sure to eat your greens that was what my Gran used to say.I will be looking for your blog tomorrow.

    Your yellow tulips are lovely my Daffodils are only now beginning to open it has been too cold for flowers this week. Even our wild flowers class was cancelled today the instructor planned afield trip rain was not the problem but it did rain. There were no flowers to go to look at she looked yesterday.
    Take care both of you HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon
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    Iron person
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