When it rains it pours or seeing a hemetologist/oncologist

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redrose77
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   Posted 1/22/2010 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, my white cell count is very high and lately I have been brusing with no injury. I currently have a 4 1/2 week old bruise that has barely begun to heal. My platelet count was fine and I am not anemic. So off to see another specialist. Add this to the kidney stuff and I am just one scared kitten. I really so do not need this right now. I am sure that everything will turn out fine but just the idea of seeing this doctor is scary. I got an appointment for the 4th. If it had been earlier in the day I could have gone on the 2nd but it was way too late for picking hubby up from work. I am getting sick of specialists. I also get to see a GI specialist next Tuesday to find out why Creon helped with all my digestive issues. I guess I will just relax and go with it. I mean what is the worst they can say? I am dying? What is that compared to a lupus diagnosis? Besides I have been told I was going to die before and I am still here death doesn't scare me.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence


MJLD
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   Posted 1/22/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Redrose,
I wouldn't panic either. I have bruises from Jan. '09 that aren't healed. My doc says chronic prednisone use is the culprit! Hang in there! Judy

nasalady
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   Posted 1/22/2010 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Redrose you're in my thoughts and prayers....as Judy says, if you're on pred you will bruise very easily and the bruises hang around forever!

(((hugs)))
JoAnn
Lyme Disease, autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, "lupus-like" CTD?, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension, osteopenia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, GERD, degenerative disc disease, cubital tunnel, tarsal tunnel

Doxycycline, Prednisone, Imuran, Plaquenil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Levothyroxine, Atenolol, Cozaar, Zyrtec, Fosamax, Albuterol, Prilosec, CPAP

Darvon and Morphine Sulfate PRN


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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 1/22/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Redrose! Im with Judy...I have bruises from 6 months ago and I get bruised even from the cat jumping on me. You hang in there!! Hope you are enjoying your tea!

mommagee
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   Posted 1/24/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
   Hey Rose,
                     Told you, once they tell you your dying the rest is easy . lol
                     Tell your hubby to kiss your bruises and make them better. It won't help the bruises but it always made me forget about them for awhile. turn
                     Good luck honey

crazykitty
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   Posted 1/25/2010 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Redrose, I agree with the others about bruising. I think there is always a bruise on me,
sometimes I think it is the same bruise just traveling around my body.

I hear you about the doctor appointments, its always some ologist....rheumatologist,
Neurologist, hematologist/oncologist, dermatologist... and eye guy it keeps my calendar
full. I joke about it, I'm a professional patient!

Take a deep breath and hang on!

hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


redrose77
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   Posted 1/25/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone. I am not overly worried, this is just anoying. The high white cell count does concern me a bit but more from worry over an infection than anything else. Since I just finished a round of antibiotics and my blood counts will be retested Saturday we will see if the count remains high.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence

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