eDOC wrote:You're welcome Dennyk. I find it strange, since he plans to repeat CMP end of the month, why leave CBC till March, would drawing an extra few mL, make a difference or waiting for a miracle to happen by than... I don't doubt his expertise, he must be a good human but we docs at times are a pain..
I am very curious about the CBC numbers as well, but there are two Docs involved. My primary doctor normally only does the CMP, but ordered the first CBC almost a year ago because of repeated infections, which led him to find and diagnose my CLL. He then sent me to a cancer specialist to have it confirmed. The cancer Doc wanted to see me every 3 months and does only the CBC tests. I actually have a bit more faith in my primary doc than the specialist, (who is 60 miles away) so I talked my primary Doc into including the CBC into my normal 6 month checkup, and now only have to see the specialist every 6 months, who does only the CBC, with appointments staggered 3 months. So, my primary Doc seems to be focused on issues other than the CLL, and includes the CBC to get that 3 month reading, and keep me from driving the 60 miles. I am grateful that they found the problem, but they have no treatment plan other than wait till the numbers justify heavy drugs or chemo. In that regard, I have more faith in you (eDOC) than either of them.
eDOC wrote:Good luck again and hope your CMP and CBC are great. I'm very positive as to your ALT would hopefully be below 25 IU.
And hopefully platelets nearing 200K.....my gut feeling...mostly is correct, but not always............
The high ALT was the big concern and reason for the retest. I've been following your advice on Silymarin, and have been diligent on improving my diet, and stopped taking the high dose Vitamin A, so I feel pretty confident on the upcoming test. I previously posted lab results from last two visits of primany doc, but didn't include all the CBC tests I've had. I put together a chart of every CBC (from both labs). https://www.dropbox.com/s/hs2o3ehqwjke8 ... s.doc?dl=0
My platelets were as low as 125, and have come back to the in the test just prior to what I posted, so they have been improving. I started high dose Vitamin C in mid August, along with topical DMSO, then switched to oral DMSO on 11/19/17. The bright side might be that waiting till March for the CBC will give the DMSO more time to do it's stuff. As always, your input is greatly appreciated. I'll keep you filled in.