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Trying to keep it together!

Last Monday I had to have a blood test, they said it would take a week for the results, the next morning the results had come back saying I had a low white cell count, so I have to take iron tablets for 6 months!

The same morning, Tuesday my son who still lives at home with me got a phone call from our doctors, telling him he has to make an appointment to see a g.p as his white cell count is still high.! This is the 3rd lot of bloods that have come back with a high white count. I am terrified he has something like leukemia,my Nan died of that 4 days before my 11thbirthday. I really could not cope if this is what he has. I am so scared of losing him, I have lost my parents and my husband in the last 4 years, I can't coping keep thinking of this. Plus I am supposed to be looking out for me with my own blood playing up. I am trying to keep everything as normal, I am crying inside, panicking! He can't have something like this please, we have had enough now. My stomach is upside down with fear. X

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67Gail

So sorry to hear of your dear losses.

As for your blood results ,i can only hope and pray you have really good outcomes for you and your sons results in the future..

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Thank you 2stroke, here is hoping things work out ok. Hugs Gail xx

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Hi 67Gail 67i know how you are feeling I have a large common cyst on my ovary so had all the swabs done and they came back normal had my blood count tested and mine was high too it is highly unlikely to be leukaemia because I was in a right state made myself so ill with worry but when I went to the Dr they said I've more than likely got a infection that's when your white blood are mainly high they said they didn't need to do anything further so I wasn't fretting after that but the Dr did say almost 50% of patient's that have blood tests always mostly come up abnormal because of high white cells due to some sort of infection I went out of mind thinking I was going to die of the same illness you think your son has it's just that though a thought.....if your Drs was worried they wouldn't hesitate they would have him in hospital straight away and by the sounds of it your son isn't unwell with any symptoms so try not to worry love I know it's easier said than done but it's 9/10 just a simple infection

Nat

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Hi Nat, to be honest we are expecting him to be sent to hospital for further tests. My son has had 3 blood tests over the last 4 months and they have all come back with a high white cell count, so goodness knows.

Hugs Gailxx

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I feel your panic in your post. Stop and breathe. Lots of things can make a high white blood cell count. And everything is more treatable now than when your Nan died, so don't let your anxiety take control. Just take one step at a time. See what the next round of tests show. Whatever it is, you and your son will get through it with God's help. Sending prayers your way.

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Hi Maxiomargie, yes I have been trying to keep calm all day, just the odd rise in anxiety. My son has all the blood tests the doctor said he was to have, so now I think he will be handed over to a specialist blood team. We just have to wait now I suppose!

Hugs Gail xxx

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Since you are understandably worried, I would ask the doctor to explain what he thinks is causing the bold test results and what his plan of action going forward is. You might also go with your son to the next appt. It is probably not serious, but doctors, much to my annoyance, seem to like to leave people hanging.

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Hi b1b1b1, I agree doctors do like to leave you hanging. I have asked my son if I can go with him to his next appointment. I want to go because my son does not ask the right question and if there is something serious I think he will just blank everything out. We will just have to wait until next week. Hugs Gail xx

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How old is your son? Even if he is fully adult, I would just go with him. You don't have to be in on the exam - just the discussion part. If he really refuses then call the doctor the next day to find out what is going on. I really feel for you. xx

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Yes he is grown up. I do feel he is worring but putting a brave face on it. With my and his Dads family having blood based cancers in them, I do think he is panicking inside, but there is nothing we can do till next week. We just have to wait. Thank you for getting back to me, it is nice to know there is someone who is thinking of us.

Big hugs, Gail xx

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Let us know how it goes and hug to you too.

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Hi just updating on my son's blood problem. Everything is now under 'control'. I am not as worried about him as he is now under a doctor we have faith in. Nothing dangerous wrong now, all controlled. Thank you guys for your concern. Hugs Gail xx

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