Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Not lookin' good.

Well, the news isn't real good. My white count is still up after four weeks of testing; probably enough time for it to drop if it were in response to a viral infection of some kind. My blood smear has been read out. I can't get specifics from my doc, who is being coy since I'm now a "patient" and not a colleague, but he just says the smear is suspicious and they want to look at it more closely.

Having an elevated white count for this long is almost, but not quite,diagnostic of CLL. The flow cytometry they're now doing is, I guess,diagnostic, and it should be out in a few days. I really don't know how long it will take.

If I have CLL, I'll soon be seeing the hematologist for, likely some kind of chemo. I'll let you know more when I get some real answers,however.

I'll be in touch.