So, I've already gone over this but it's bothering me again, out of nowhere. Last summer (August) I went to the E.R. and got an ultrasound for what turned out to be minor gynecological concerns which have since resolved. It also happened to be one of the worst days of my life due to something extremely stressful happening (which is partly OK and much better now but still an ongoing issue.)
At the E.R. the doctors told my my blood test was "normal." I was happy to hear this, but I took the ultrasound report and the blood test report (which I did not look at) to the doctor a few days later. He had only gotten the "normal" word from the E.R. and looked at the actual report only because I brought it to him. He said he wasn't worried about much, but he was only a little worried that my WBC count was "a little high." He asked me a few questions about signs of infection (like vomiting/diarrhea, which I did not have.) I freaked, and he said he was just going to do a follow-up ultrasound in 6 weeks, and if everything looked OK, he would not even re-run the blood test. I was upset, since the E.R. doctor marked it "normal." I wondered if it was within normal limits or just outside the limit if one doctor called it fine and another called it "slightly high."
The follow-up ultrasound was fine and I never had to see the doctor; he just called to say it came back fine. That was in the fall. I feel fine and healthy. I've gotten colds - I've gotten over them. I'm completely the same as always. It still bothers me, though, because I fear blood cancers and it freaks me out to hear that ANYTHING is not right. I wonder if the extreme stress at the time of the blood test could have elevated it. I would be completely terrified to have it checked again now that I heard it was a little high. I hate worrying like this.