As I think I wrote about recently, routine blood work as part of my annual wellness visit turned up one number that was a little off — really very little, just one digit higher than the upward range. Didn’t seem like a big deal to me. Seemed like only a slightly bigger deal when my primary care doc requested a hematology consult, which I thought was prudent. Most of the hematology opinion came back unremarkable, but that doc requested one more blood test to be reviewed by a pathologist. That sounded like maybe a big deal.
Only it isn’t. I do have to have blood work every six months just to keep monitoring, but the pathology consult was unremarkable.
I feel quite well and vigorous, but this is a 73 year old body after all. I’m not unduly alarmed at one slightly off number, or at the need to keep monitoring. Nothing is perfect in life after all. 🙂