alohamomof3Good Evening and I understand your anxiety over your wondering about the WBC count........I have a sister with ovarian cancer who has had chemo and we know her WBC is going to bottom out after about 10 days after chemo so there goes her immune system. When her WBC falls below 2,000 then she goes into isolation protection.
I am so sorrry about your Mom............I am also so happy to hear you are in therapy. My Father and al of his siblings died of cancer so I know this deadly disease well.
White blood cells come in many types, and all are involved in your immune system's effort to keep you healthy. High white blood cell counts may indicate that you are fighting an infection. Low counts may put you at risk of getting an infection.
Depending on the lab, the normal range for WBC is 3.8 - 10.8.
Many people with Health Anxiety require constant reassurance, either from doctors, family, or friends. You have family here now to talk to and we are here to support you.
I have learned to stay in the moment and kick the stinkin thinkin to the curb..........does this work. Most of the time as I will talk to myself and reason with myself that I am becoming anxious and I need to get under control.
It's really important for myself to be able to stay in the moment. I have found that by avoiding things like dwelling on past mistakes or worrying about the future I am usually able to get done what needs to get done when it needs to get done.
Practice staying present today. Take deep breaths often. Really feel what you are doing. When you are driving in the car really focus on what you are doing, seeing and hearing. Approach your work with focus and clarity. When you are with a loved one really listen to what they are saying to you.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
I hope this helps you...........I wish you peace.