I phoned my GP surgery to get my latest blood results, specifically my ALT as it's been raised previously. Eventually the receptionist told me that it was raised and that my FBC was borderline. She said the GP had written a note on the results with the above comment. I asked what plan and the receptionist said she didn't know and would not be able to find out. There are no appointments until June. Only after giving her the long name for ALT and telling her I needed to know the level so that I could phone rheumatology and get some advice as to whether or not I should take my mtx did she tell me it's 71.
I was just interested to hear if anyone else has encountered this phrase and if so what did it mean for them?
P.s how fab are my rheumy nurses - I had a phone call 30 minutes after leaving a message on their answer phone to tell me to withhold this week's mtx as ALT is more than twice the upper limit of normal, the borderline FBC was in fact a high platelet count and I also have a raised CRP &ESR (1st time ever) so must be in a lot of pain as inflammatory markers are high ( she's right). She has also sent off paperwork for Humira which means I should start it in 2 weeks 😀😀😀.