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Mysterious Lab Results

So I’m looking at my lab results as they come in and I’m like hmmm.

Apparently I have a low hemoglobin count and higher than expected platelets and a low hematocrit. I mean I was sick before so it makes sense also right? There’s also called a Erythopsomething Sedimentation Rate or a SED test and the normal range is like .5 to 5 mm/hr of sedimenting when they draw your blood and mine is like 150 mm/hr.

Like whoa what is going on.

So I have a follow up in a week to see whats going on. I have no idea and neither do the doctors. The fever and chills is gone but I am so tired. And I get these sinus headaches but they said that its my eyes that are suffering from inflammation. I take an advil and feel a lot better but at night I get tired and achy again, and not like the kind you get when you’ve been working a lot but the sick achy.

What a fun blog post lol. Wonder if anyone is living vicarously through me now haha?

Anyways, I’ll keep you all updated tomorrow on whats going on.

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16 thoughts on “Mysterious Lab Results

  1. Alexis,

    Get plenty of rest and will pray you feel better soon.

  2. Alexis, please follow up quickly if your eyesight starts graying or blacking out. Inflammation of the back of the eye (called papilledema sp?) can be dangerous & lead to loss of vision. I have a brain disorder called IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension) where my brain makes too much CSF (spinal fluid) & it puts pressure on the brain & eyes. It feels like a sinus headache, but with pressure all around your head. Kinda like you have a headband squeezing your head too tight. I also have chronic migraine, my head has not stopped hurting in 12 years. Literally. It sucks!! The pain isn’t nice, but your eyesight is mist important. I have a shunt keeping the pressure off my eyes, but that’s way far down the road & hopefully you’re not on the same road. Just watch for the eyesight issues & go be seen @ an ER again if your fever gets to 101+ for more than a hour or the graying/blacking out of your vision starts increasing or doesn’t resolve after a little while..think sunspots… like if you look at the sun too long & you get the spots, but when you close your eyes & they won’t go away, that’s when you need attention.

    Love you lots!! Email me if you have any questions. I’m happy to help!

    1. ((hugs)) I’m praying for you.

  3. Thinking of you and sending positive vibes for a quick diagnosis and recovery. Love and hugs, Sue xx

    1. <3 thank you honey! I told Alexis and she says <333333

  4. Rest and get better hun.
    Prayers for you ❤

  5. Prayers going up for you, Alexis. I know that not getting answers quickly can be worrisome, but I am sure they are being extra careful with such a cute patient.🙋‍♀️ Take good care and do as you are told (even if it is hard-lol!)

  6. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery. Get plenty of rest.

  7. I can’t believe they are making you wait a week to see the doctor when you have abnormal lab results. They should see you right away in order to make a diagnosis and start you on treatment. Who knows how much sicker you could get in a week.

  8. Oh, Alexis! You’ve quietly (well, maybe not so quietly…) become such a part of my life that I live even this vicariously through you! I may not have time to always comment, and for that i apologize.
    I don’t even find the time to read the blog and posts on the days you write them, more often than not.
    But please be aware that pretty much all of us are concerned about you just as much as we’ve enjoyed other moments.
    So glad you’re surrounded by such wonderful support!

  9. Alexis, I am so sorry it has taken me this long to wish you well but I put my Mom (89) in the hospital and I haven’t kept up like I should.

    The low hemoglobin could simply mean that you have a vitamin C or B12 deficiency which could explain your weakness and tiredness, so don’t worry (too much) until you get to see your doctor for the follow-up.

    I will be saying an extra prayer for you and your doctors that they can figure this out and get you on the right treatment plan.

    Love and hugs as always

  10. Sending good thoughts, prayers and hugs through IT guy.

  11. I hope you get to feeling better! I am not a doctor but I am in the field. Your hematocrit low could be anemia caused by a virus. You could ask them to check your kidneys if they haven’t already. I could just be a kidney infection.

  12. Thoughts and prayers. I hope they get to the bottom of it quickly. So glad IT Guy took you in. Hugs!

  13. Hey Ladies!! Alexis’ symptoms sound a lot like symptoms I had when I first started my autoimmune issues. I have many, which is less common, but it may be something in that range of problems. I hope the figure it out quickly for you!!!

    1. Her doctor is doing more tests to make sure that it isn’t something more chronic, because yeah it is very possible. The doctor said after this next follow up and some fasting labs we’ll see if the numbers are improving, or not. If they’re not improving, then it is a new issue and not just pneumonia recovery. Thanks for looking out for our Angel <3

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