So, I went back to get my test results. This doctor takes FOR.EVER. and I waited 2 hours before I actually saw her. So in the meantime patients were coming and going, phone was ringing off the hook with talk of hospice and transfusions and chemo. By the time I got back into a room, I was in tears, my pulse was 141! and the only thing I could do was sing Jesus Loves Me (my 3 year old son and I sing that together every night as I tuck him in, so it brought comfort when I sang it. Not just for the lyrics themselves, but also thinking about tucking my son in at night - my favorite time of day....lol for multiple reasons..).
So the doctor came in and I reminded her that I have an enormous cancer phobia. And she says "Well, you don't have cancer. Nor do you have lupus or rheumatoid arthritis." She noticed that one of the tests came back positive for prolonged clotting time. She explained that my blood takes longer to clot then normal, so we needed to do more blood work. She wants to find out why. So she tested me for hemophelia, which is more common in men then women, but she said when women have it, it's usually a milder form. And she also tested me for Von Willebrand disease - which is where your blood takes longer to clot and it could decrease your platelet count. For both of these diseases there is nothing much you can do, other then tell your doctors about them before going into any type of surgery.
Also, I have a platelet antibody, so my immune system attacks and destroys my platelets. My doctor told me that my platelet count could very from day to day, and we'll just keep an eye on it. No biggie.
She didn't ONCE mention a bone marrow biopsy - Praise God! What a good appointment. I have another one in two weeks to go over this new blood work, and I'm already dreading it. I HATE going to the cancer center and sitting in the waiting room with cancer patients. My anxiety goes through the roof! Literally....to tears.