So the nurse from the doctors office (where I got my bloodwork done) called to tell me to come in and do the blood work again “at my convenience” within the next few weeks or so. Apparently they’re concerned about my Calcium levels being elevated. She didn’t say why specifically.
Now guys, I did it. I googled. I saw that my calcium levels were elevated, but I didn’t think anything of it when I first got the test. They were only slightly above normal, and calcium is good for you! My total protein (Creatinine specifically) was also slightly elevated, but again, protein is good. Nothing to worry about right?
High calcium AND high protein are both symptoms of Multiple Myeloma. Also, my lymphocytes were elevated which I thought just meant I was probably fighting a cold, but maybe they’re fighting cancer cells. So now I’m freaking out. Really really freaking out. I wasn’t going to go in until January because the nurse acted so casual about it, but maybe that was to keep me from freaking out-but if they were really worried they’d tell me to come back in immediately, right? RIGHT?!
Also, It says you’re much more likely to get Multiple Myeloma if you’re African American, male, and over 65. I am none of those things. It said it rarely occurs in people under 40. BUT it does happen. So now I’m afraid I’m the exception to the rule. I’m freaking out over nothing right? RIGHT?!
So because I’m having a small panic attack, I scheduled an appointment to redo the labs for next Tuesday, and then I’ll have 5-7 grueling days of waiting to hear back on the test results.
I could just be dehydrated, according to the internet, so let’s all hope for that. I didn’t have any water that morning before I did the blood work, and I haven’t been as good lately about guzzling it since I’ve fallen off my work-out wagon. I’m going to drink water like it’s going out of style. But I’m scared. Anyone know anything? Or work for a doctor and can make him tell us all he knows?