luvmydog2 Posted October 21, 2004 Share Posted October 21, 2004 Just wanted to update everyone on my appointment today. After giving him the rundown on where I have been for the last month, he laughed and ask me if I was sure I had went nowhere else to visit. In the last month I have had blood work and x-rays at 2 hospitals and 4 doctors office. Anyway he called and got fax reports on my records. He compared blood work etc. My x-rays continue to look good. As far as the blood problem goes, he said he saw no need for bone marrow test. Altho NSCLC can go to the bones he said he didn't feel like that was my case. Sure was glad to hear that. Told him that the stomach doctor said my blood was 2 pints low and he said he couldn't see that either. He said that he was more concerned that I had pneumonia and how I could have gotten it that the blood issue. Now what really put my mind at ease was that he told me that he wasn't going to loose any sleep over it and hoped I didn't either. Here is the plan. He ordered the nurses to suck some more blood from me. He sent me home with a urinal to use (told him I would take 2 in case 1 got full). I save all urine for 24 hours and return it and YES another blood draw. I am to return to him in 2 weeks to make another donation of blood. Hopefully my iron will raise. His dx was "Poor Utilization of Iron." Anyway I sure feel better tonight. Thanks for all the PM's and well-wishes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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