Bad News/Good News

Discussion in 'Vitamins & Labs' started by Spiky Bugger, Mar 26, 2018.

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    Spiky Bugger

    Spiky Bugger Well-Known Member

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    Bad News?
    Out of range:
    Iron Saturation 7 (15-55)
    Ferritin 11 (15-150)
    Hemoglobin 11 (11.1-15.9)

    MCHC 29.9 (31.5-35.7)
    Platelets 389 (150-379)

    Protein, Total Serum 5.5 (6.0-8.5)
    Serum Creatinine 0.49 (0.57-1.0)

    The Good News:
    I have an excuse for being a lethargic bum?


    I did my tests a bit early and my next hematologist appt isn't for two or three weeks. I'm going to call tomorrow to see if he can see me sooner. Looks like it's time to top off my iron tank.
     
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    Spiky Bugger

    Spiky Bugger Well-Known Member

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    P.S. I really love that Lab Corp has a patient portal and as soon as my results are (legally*) available to me, they send an email and I have them.

    *apparently, that varies from state to state.
     
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    JackieOnLine

    JackieOnLine Moderator Staff Member

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    that is so weird - maybe you can have your results and maybe you can't, depends on where you live.

    sorry about the bad news, SB:frown:
     
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    Spiky Bugger

    Spiky Bugger Well-Known Member

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    It is weird, but...

    I moved my appt to THIS Thursday and left a message asking that if he felt it was time for infusions (you have to say that in case of MD Ego-itis) could we schedule me right away since I'm quite exhausted.

    Meanwhile, I'm off to the dentist because my new-ish crown needs to be removed and some kind of post installed and then a newer crown.

    I'm thinking that from birth to 50 or 55, they pretty much try to replace your metaphorical flat tire. From 55 or so to about 65 or 70, they patch the flat tire. Shortly after 70, they start asking if you REALLY need to use the car and if you do...could you just drive really slowly in the right lane because trying for replacement or repair is really hard.

    A friend of mine, the male version of a slut, used to have a "lady friend" in several of the towns he visited on business. I recently asked him if he was still "visiting What's Her Name" in Chicago. He said, "Nah. There comes a time when the juice just ain't worth the squeeze."

    I think that trying to really repair old folks just may not be worth the squeeze.
     
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    k9ophile

    k9ophile Well-Known Member

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    I have access to a portal in TN. It's great. I think it's mandated by HIPAA laws, but I'm not sure when the deadline is. DH's PCP posts very little because the uneducated patients go berserk when they see the abnormal results. However, they do get faxed to our house upon request.
     
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    southernlady

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    We had access in TN, NC, FL and I know SC also does it.

    I’m still in the patching the flat tire area.
     
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    DianaCox

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    Yeah, I'm getting that impression too. Once I go on Medicare, I suspect it will get worse.
     
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