Been getting odd blood results for the past few months. ESA/CRP low as ever but first was told I had low white cell count and ,although I had enough platelets, they didn't think they were quite doing what they should. Hence the pretty patterns of bruising that crop up when I as much as look sternly at my skin. Then, a couple of months ago, they found my iron and haemoglobin were really low. Cameras stuck everywhere you don't want cameras stuck revealed nothing sinister so high-dose iron with all it's lovely side-effects. Had another test a couple of weeks ago and heard nothing so assumed all on track then I got a letter from the surgery asking me to go in to discuss the bloods. Oh dear, thinks I, suspect iron pills aren't doing their job. Nope! They didn't ask for iron to be checked this time (!!!) but GP thinks probably improving as haemoglobin levels up. This time my protein levels are really low! Asked GP what might cause that. "Well it could be an absorption problem but we would have expected something to have shown up on the colonoscopy if that was the case. It's most likely because of your RA." That would be the RA my caring sharing rheumy said I don't have then. Aaaaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhh! So more bloods next week and take it from there. I'm daft enough to hope this means someone might just take the time to review my diagnosis and actually ask me some salient questions this time rather than prodding my hands and waving me out the door. Rant over.