Wondering about wild grapes

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wondering why a high count.

Everything was going fine and I was feeling good and then I got a phone call from my doctor's office.  My blood test showed that I have an elevated white cell blood count.  OK?  What does that mean?  Well, I guess that they don't know and they told me to go see a hematologist.  Since they didn't give any reference to any, I searched the internet for local hematologists.  I was surprised to find a lot of them around here so picked one that was easy to get to.  The one I picked is just off the interstate.  Shouldn't be a problem getting there.

Now I have it figured out that they probably think that I have some kind of cancerMy wife and I did some research and found a lot of causes but the largest percentage was cancer somewhere or an infection.  I opt for the infection.  We will see in a couple of weeks when I go to hematologist.

I thought that white blood cells were a good thing but like everything else, too much of a good thing can also be bad.  I take micornized beta glucan to ramp up my immune system.  Maybe I ramped it up too much (grin).  Nah, I don't think that is possible.  Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?

PS. I almost forgot, the doc also says that my thyroid is not working as good as it should and I am to start on thyroid pills.  He wanted to give me Synthroid but I told him I would only take the natural stuff, so he changed it to Armour.


  1. I'm definitely hoping it's an infection. Hope you get to see the hematologist soon and get it taken care of soon. Best Wishes for the best of health!

  2. I am not one who likes to go to doctors or take pills, but sometimes it is for the best, but not always.

  3. During this season, i'm opting for an infection. Also, the thyroid thing runs in my family. My dotter had to have hers removed when she was 16. It will take a while to find the right amount of the med, too low or too hi....so hang in there.

  4. Probably an infection. Doesn't take much to spike a white count.

    Take care of yourself, Dizzy.

  5. Trouble, that is what I think. I have no symptoms of low thyroid. Don't understand it.

    Sixbears, that is true and hope it is but he said it was on the high side a year ago, too, when it was tested but not as high as this year.

  6. I know what the problem is, I am allergic to doctors.

  7. Better to find out now what it is, buddy. I am opting in for the infection myself!

    Guess that's kinda like saying I hope you get hit by a car and not a big rig!

    Drink more coffee and hope for the best!

  8. With me it's my red blood count. My doctor wanted me to see a hematologist, and when I called that dept and they answered "Cancer Center" I said no thanks. There is no way I would go for treatment for any kind of cancer, so I don't want to know if I ever get it. I would be willing to bet I don't have cancer, but I depried the Med Center of charging Medicare and Blue Cross for umpteen tests.

  9. Gypsy, I feel about the same way, except I want to take a few more trips before I take that last long ride.

    1. I would sure want to know if I had cancer!!!, So much of it can be cured now, so the sooner it's found the better.

  10. Another good reason to stay away from doctors and their blood tests... without them you're fine, well and healthy.
    Until you get sick of course...

  11. I hope they don't find anything serious when you have your appointment.

  12. TFT, my sentiments exactly!! Boy did I goof up.

    Jill, I am sure they will milk this for as much as they can then tell me there ain't noth'n wrong. . .