Thank You for Your Responses..

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by futurehope, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. futurehope

    futurehope New Member

    I realize that a Hematologist deals with other things also, but I have a really bad feeling about this one. I know I do not have a lot of blood disorders that they deal with. Anemia, etc.

    They will probably focus on leukemia (a certain type called Chronic myeloid leukemia). This is the only type of leukemia that has a high white cell count. I have the symptoms of this too. There is NO CURE for this leukemia. It is a death sentence.

    I just find it ironic that my OBGYN is sending me to this oncologist (Dr. Sirotina). This is the same OBGYN that found my mothers cancer AND the same oncologist that treated my mother for this cancer.

    It is like walking into the past.

    I have also survived cancer in the past (1993). And have had nothing but bad things happen to me since.

    GOD cannot do this to me now, my 14 year old daughter needs me. She is on her way to a scholorship and this will ruin her life. There is no-one to take care of her, talk to her, get her thru these years. And who has the right to take these precious years with her away from me.

    I am go ANGRY right now.

    I know I am talking like I have this already, and it may seem silly to all of you, and I am sorry. I cannot go thru this.

    Thank you so much for you support.

    Brenda
  2. jaltair

    jaltair New Member

    “Futurehope” is such a positive name. I've read your first and last post to get a better picture of things. I know that it's hard to not jump to conclusions, especially with what you've had to go through in your life; what you are currently going through has to be so hard to deal with.

    One thought that I have is that the white cells came down with the antibiotic, to me that’s very positive and more indicative of an infection. The doctor that you are being referred to will look at your blood components to see if there are any abnormalities. I think that the OB/GYN referred you there because he/she didn't feel comfortable or competent to determine what your blood count and lab work meant.

    You said in your post that you don't have a lot of conditions that a hematologist would work with, but I have worked with a doctor that was an oncologist and hematologist. He did see quite a number of people that didn't have cancer. Sometimes you don't know what is causing problems and need a "blood" specialist to help determine the cause. There are a lot of conditions that cause white cells and platelets to be high. It's good that you are going to a "blood specialist," the hematologist. Right now, if you could focus on the part of his specialty that looks at blood, that would be good. The high platelet count may be more of a key than the high white count, especially because the white count did go down with the antibiotic.

    Please let us know how it goes, and remember that many of thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter as you face this current situation.

    L, Jeannette
  3. lurkernomore

    lurkernomore New Member

    How long have you been carrying around this worry? Please forgive me for asking, but I am not able to read every single thread so I have probably missed where you have mentioned this before.

    But if this is news that you have just received, then I think it is perfectly understandable that you are feeling scared, angry and fearing the worst case scenario. I also believe that God knows that we are only human and is not surprised at all that we sometimes get angry with Him.

    I hope and pray that your appointment is very soon and that you will get the answers to your questions, and that it will be the best possible news. We are here for you, praying and thinking of you daily. Please lean on us. Our shoulders may be achy, but never too achy for a good friend to lean on. ((((Hugs to you)))
  4. futurehope

    futurehope New Member

    Thank you again for more of your respones!! I am grateful for such caring people.

    Love and prayers,
    Brenda
  5. futurehope

    futurehope New Member

    Hi Jaltair, I posted a message for you a few days ago and you have not responded. This board moves so fast, I know you did not see it!!! I will bump it up again to see if you get it this time. It is just titled Jaltair.

    Love and prayers,
    Brenda