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Old 10-28-2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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Getting scared

I'm 61 yrs. old and have been in good health. I had a complete hysterectomy September 2008 and had an easy recovery. I noticed that I've been tired lately BUT I also haven't been doing as much as I used to so I just figured that my body was adjusting to doing very little. Back in June I got my annual sinus infection that was really a doozy. I had a little cough off and on (nothing bad) and then in August got another "mini" sinus problem, another in September and another in October. These last three only lasted about 5 days and didn't require any doctor intervention. When I went for a gynecological check-up (about a week before the last sinus problem) I was told that my white blood count was elevated and looked like I might have an infection and they asked several questions about back pain, etc. Doctor did find that I had a yeast infection BUT I've had them before and never had the blood problem as far as I know. I've had some hot flashes BUT have had them off and on for years. Have even had some vision problems but have had those before and last but not least memory problems (blamed this on my age and mean old Mr. Menopause).

I have read an article recently and realized that all of these are symptoms of leukemia. They are probably symptoms of other things as well but it really hit home. Am I being ridiculous? I will talk myself into going to my Dr. but it usually takes a while for me to get "up" to doing so.

 
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:56 AM   #2
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I don't think you are being ridiculous. I do think you may be over reacting a bit. Your white count could be up because you had had several sinus infections followed by a yeast infection. All these infections can raise the whit count. Make sense? The tiredness could be related to thyroid. Have you had that checked in a while? All of this being said-it's just itime to go in and ask your friendly old GP what the problem is. When he has taken the required number of vials of blood and has had you cough your lunch out and looked in your ears and now your throat, you will feel better - and poorer for it! My heavens I sound like my mother! Now do it for all of us who also know that we should be doing this. 'K?

 
Old 10-29-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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Re: Getting scared

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I don't think you are being ridiculous. I do think you may be over reacting a bit. Your white count could be up because you had had several sinus infections followed by a yeast infection. All these infections can raise the whit count. Make sense? The tiredness could be related to thyroid. Have you had that checked in a while? All of this being said-it's just itime to go in and ask your friendly old GP what the problem is. When he has taken the required number of vials of blood and has had you cough your lunch out and looked in your ears and now your throat, you will feel better - and poorer for it! My heavens I sound like my mother! Now do it for all of us who also know that we should be doing this. 'K?
You are probably so right. Thank you so much for taking the time to just respond. I know that I over-react often and once I finally talk myself into going to the doctor to have it checked out I feel much better. Just today I was reading something in a magazine concerning Type 2 diabetes and many of the symptoms that I have apply to that as well and I do have a pre-diabetic condition. Anyway, it just hit me all of a sudden that maybe there was a problem. I have to go for a check-up in January so unless I decide to go in before I'll have everything checked out then. I just appreciate your remarks. Sometimes I just want to "talk" about what is going on and I feel better. For some reason turning 60 has brought on a LOT of things that I never expected.

 
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