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AVGBob

I GOT GOOD NEWS TODAY!

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Last week I had a pre-employment physical and as part of said exam, blood work was done. Two days after the exam, the doctor called me and said everything was normal except my white blood cell count was a bit over 25,000. Right around 10,000 is normal. I asked the doctor why it would be so high. She said that with my otherwise excellent health and no apparent symptoms, I probably had Leukemia. I couldn't believe it. So I was sent to the the hospital the next day for extensive testing. I went to my hematologist office today for my results. He told me the best news I have had in my entire life. Everything came back completely perfect. My white cell count was about 10,500 and the lab that did the previous test must have made some mistake or screwed up somehow. Can you believe that!

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AVG Bob

GOOD NEWS INDEED..

Good job you had the test done again and rechecked.

Nice to hear some good news too.Take care, best wishes.

{MY couzin works in a Lab as a Specialist Lab Technician and she checks blood and tissues from biopsy tissues ; and she always insists on rechecking etc at least 3 times before the final result is given to the Doctor so there is no mistake or heartache in the long run.}.

I bet you are so pleased with that news....

HOLMES :yahoo:

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Wow, glad to hear it turned out to just be a mistake. Too bad they gave you the scare to begin with. I know how it feels - I had something similar happen to me, and one of my nieces was told she had MS, then later was told by a specialist that the doctor who made that diagnosis was wrong. She had even started treatment before she found out about the mistake.

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And here I thought you had just saved a bunch of money on your car insurance by switching to GEICO! ;)

Still, that is excellent news!

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OMG!!!! I cannot believe what you went through!!!! GLAD to hear the good news!!!!

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Bob,

I'm so glad that this was just an error. You must have been through hell though until you got the good news. It must be such a relief.

Tom

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Bloody hell mate, Glad to hear it was a mistake!

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Hold the phone a minute. You go in asymptomatic with a WBC of 25k, and the physician jumps immediately to leukemia? I'd be finding another physician *and fast*. That borders on unethical if (s)he had no other findings to go on. Sacred fecal matter. That'd be like going in with a headache and having them tell you it's probably a brain tumor. There are a lot of things shy of a brain tumor that can cause a headache. Sheesh...

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Hold the phone a minute. You go in asymptomatic with a WBC of 25k, and the physician jumps immediately to leukemia? I'd be finding another physician *and fast*. That borders on unethical if (s)he had no other findings to go on. Sacred fecal matter. That'd be like going in with a headache and having them tell you it's probably a brain tumor. There are a lot of things shy of a brain tumor that can cause a headache. Sheesh...

Yea, scared the crap out of me. I will for sure find a new doctor! This last week was terrifying.......

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OMG... I'm not a lawyer, but if I had you as a patient and a physician did something like that, I'd have his butt in front of the ethics committee faster than you can spell "mental/emotional trauma".

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I was thinking about a lawyer. The first two days after I was told, all I did was lay on the couch in a stupor. Missed some work because of it too....really had no motivation to do anything at all. I didn't eat. Just laid there. I was pretty bummed to say the least....

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Believe me, I know what it feels like to have someone tell you that you have cancer. Felt like he'd thwacked me upside the head with a 2x4, and I didn't hear another thing he said after that. Just glad yours didn't turn out to be true!

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Wow. Glad it was just a mistake and nothing worse. That's why it's always good to get a second opinion.

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