HI Mrs Idaho!!
Man, I love that state!! Spent quite a few childhood yrs there!! Waaaaaaaaaayyy up at the north end!
I too have elevated white cell counts - have for yrs as well. I've always just assumed that it was as CG said - fighting an infection, & I assumed it was the Lyme or other TBI's.
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.