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Offline bpadilla49

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Need advice - test results
« on: March 31, 2014, 04:23:52 PM »
So I see a hematologist (at a cancer center, no less!) because I have an immune disorder where my immune system attacks my platelets and I have to get my blood work done (CBC w/diff) about every 3 months.

The last time I saw her was in February and she wanted to do the CBC as well as check for hemophilia. I got my blood results via email - but I haven't opened them yet. My doctor requires me to bring my blood work results with me, just in case her office doesn't get them.

Now, I'm not worried about the test showing an abnormal result regarding the hemophilia, but I am freaking out that my numbers will be off because I have leukemia or some type of cancer or some type of bone marrow disorder.

I'm so worried that I'm going to open up the result and my white blood cell count will be off or something like that and I'll freak out about it until my next appointment (4/22/14).

My husband says that my blood work has never been off (minus my platelets) before and they won't be off now. He says that I know they're going to be normal results, so why don't I just open it up and stop worrying about it.

*Sigh* Help? Advice?
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Re: Need advice - test results
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 06:03:48 PM »
I think you will gets mixed advice here in the posts.
Only you can decide which is better on your thoughts to do.

I know it isn't easy.
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Re: Need advice - test results
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 06:11:35 PM »
Flip a coin :) I would open it if I were you, but you have to figure out what is best for you.
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Re: Need advice - test results
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2014, 06:28:23 PM »
I guess my fear is - I've been doing pretty well with my HA and if I open the results and something is off, I'm going to spend the next 3 weeks obsessing over it and worry about it. And this doctor is a cancer doctor - NOBODY cancels their appointments, so even though I've tried before, I've never been able to move my appointment up earlier - and she won't discuss anything over the phone.
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Re: Need advice - test results
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2014, 08:46:33 PM »
Anyone else? What would YOU do? It's so tempting to look (because if the results are normal, I can stop worrying...well, about this at least), but another part of me says "Don't go there....do you really want to go there?"
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Re: Need advice - test results
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2014, 10:09:56 PM »
I would have to know.  One of the worst things for me is the unknown.  I deal much better with knowing.  BUT that's me and how I operate.
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