Okay, so I just got back from the hematologist. For those of you who have taken an interest in the ongoing medical anomaly that is my white blood cell count, I have an update for you. For those of you who haven't, I apologize for the spam; please drive through.
So, my count is up! It's been at about 2 for the past several months (dropped down to 1.8 at one point! Yikes!). Today's count was a whopping 2.4. Considering that 4 is the bottom end of "normal," and 7 is where most normally healthy people are, a 2.4 isn't that great, but it's going up (however slightly) so that's a good thing.
My hematologist still has no idea how they can be so low and I can still be as healthy as I am. So I'm thinking, it's gotta be superpowers coming out somehow.
I've been going in to get blood drawn every month to check the count, and seeing him once every three months, and it's been the same old story: low WBC, but I'm healthy, so how can this be? My low numbers go back at least two years, and likely five (depending on how you read the old test results), so according to him, I should be dead by now if the low WBC were a symptom of anything really serious. So thankfully it's not anything really serious, as far as we can tell at this point.
A bone marrow biopsy would definitively rule that stuff out, but, meh. I feel fine and my doctor is okay with my not having one at this point.
So we're back where we started: still not sure how my counts can be where they are and I can be this healthy, and checking the counts monthly and visiting him quarterly so we can scratch our heads and wonder.
Nothing really new to report, I guess, except for the .4 increase, which is good news.