It's so hard to be patient. My dr keeps making a mistake when she fills out my blood requisition wrong ( no special tube so platelets don't stick together) plus the lab waits too long to process and I get no platelet count. My red blood cells are high and my mean platelets are low but my hemaglobin is also high but my WBC are normal. When I researched it said high red blood cells mean more oxygen was needed so my body made more possibly because of heart failure which I have. My mean platelets have always been normal so why are they dropping. So hard with no hematologist to explain things to me.