I saw my GI on the 17th and he had labs done on me. I warned the phlebotomist (sp?) that I am a hard stick and she told me her nickname is 1 stick kim....well after me she said she has to change her nickname. She told me she has worked in oncology and even in drug clinics and I was the worst ever, they can hit the vein the it either rolls away or blows. She eventually got me with an infant needle on the 3rd try.
Here is my question, I know if there were any big issue I would have gotten a call. My GI had a CBC with white count diff drawn (I was use to that with imuran but havent had the white count done besides in the hospital recently ...I guess he is doing that since I am in pain and on Humira? he also did a sed rate which I know will be high since my joints alone are swollen to 2-3 times their normal size. he did a CRP what does the c reactive protein show anyway? what is a normal level and if abnormal what can that mean? He did another test too I forget which but I knew what that one was
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987