Funny, I read this to my husband. He is 70 years old and just had a check up yesterday. Last year the doctor about killed him with an abundance of medicine. Also he was allergic to the arthritis medicine, mobic. Anyhow I thought I was going to have to put him in a nursing home, last fall in 2010. I kept telling him you didn't get this bad until you went on that arthritis med's then they added pain med's, neuropathy med's, etc. His labs were a mess!! I was taking him to so many doctors, dress him, feeding him, his hands had swelled so bad he couldn't dress or feed himself, he was falling over the place, couldn't hold his head. Make a long story short I weaned him off the medicine and took him to physical therapy. After a couple of months off the med's, His labs were close to perfect, except he still has arthritis. But he works part time and is up and about.
When I took him to the doctor yesterday, the doctor tried to put him on statin for cholesterol. I thought the doctor must be crazy. Larry took a statin from 2005 until he got sick in 2010 and his cholesterol levels were so low, he never went back on the statin med's, when he recovered last year. Anyhow yesterday the doctor wanted to put him back cholesterol, because the doctor said he wanted his cholesterol down to 70. Is that not crazy? My husband's Cholesterol is 161 with no cholesterol medicine. Normal according to this lab report is 110- to 200. His HDL and LDL is in normal range. Why taken another chemical with his metiformin and lisinopril.
What puzzle me about my husband lab for the last few years is, his Eosinophils go up to around 5 ? 6 ? 7. normal being 0-3. He asked the doc what that means. Doc said well it has to do with your white cells. Now all of us MCL patients know that. But doc said not to be worried, that is not much and it is probably allergies.
The thing is my granulytes were never ever very high either, my white cells never got over 21 thousand. Just 2 million platelets.
My husband mother died at the age of 41 of Leukemia not sure which kind except it had to have been acute. She was a tiny, busy, fun lady, who one day got sick and died 3 month later in 1962.
So I guess I was a little worried about Larry's Eosinophils being high. However when I took Larry last year to my old Onc she run a test for lymphoma, not leukemia. I think the reason she did that was because he had so much bone pain, arthritis, bad lumbar, bad rotary cuff, and needed shoulder replacement. But the test was negative and she said his Eosinophils weren't high enough to worry about Leukemia. I told the ONC my weren't never very high either. Otherwise the primary should have caught it on my 2002 CBC when my platelets were high and my granulytes off, I guess not enough. So thee years later platelets 2 million. Doctor was suspecting Leukemia with high platelets. But for now every ignores his high eosinophils. I reminded the doctor his mother died of Leukemia and well its not hereditary.
The doctors nurse said and what would you do if it was, I thought never very smart nurse when it come to cancer.
I sure got off the subject of the whine and went chasing rabbits, down memory lane.
I told Larry maybe he should drink a couple oz of whine a day, he doesn't drink any kind of liquor and tell his doctor about the article.