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Help- Really Scared due to rising elevated white count

Ok- so I went to my GP on 1/28 with two issues after returning from a business trip. Both turned out to be trouble.
1) I had fallen down on ice- and my thumb was injured
2) I had a badly swollen lymph node in my neck.

He prescribed Augmentin and made an appointment for me with a hand specialist. I started  taking Augmentin on 1/29. Went to the hand specialist on 2/3/09. THe hand specialist confirmed I had torn my ligament and needed surgery asap since the injury can only be repaired if it is done expediantly. As customary I guess, a CBC is performed before surgery and was done on 2/4/09. The white count showed an elevated count of 13,000. Surgeon wont perform elective surgery with an elevated white count. So I take a follow-up, and the count is 17,000 the next day on 2/5. Now I am in limbo with my thumb and concerned about my health. My GP makes an appointment with a Hematologist the next day (2/6) and it shows 18,000. He draws about 6 viles of blood for what seems like a complete blood analysis that in large part wont have results returned until this Thursday. So I go online, and I read about white counts and fears of Leukemia or STDS emerge in my mind. I have no outtward signs of infection including the lymph node going down to normal and the hospital did some additional blood tests that showed no confirmed infections in my system. What's more, a chest xray ordered by my GP was negative (I am a smoker) Today I do feel kinda weak and like something is wrong.  So I am left worried I have something really serious and I cant fix my thumb until I confirm no infection or my white count declines. I am so scared right now!!! HELP!!!
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623944 tn?1244035490
So sorry you have to deal with this. Please let us know how things develop. We're here if you need to talk or have any more questions!
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Well, Not good news. Got a call from the hematologist today. Seems the early returns from the blood work show a few immature cells in my blood  ( He made a point to say they are slightly immature and only a small %). I go off to have a bone marrow extraction tomm. afternoon. I am so sad and depressed.
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623944 tn?1244035490
Generally, a lymph node that shrinks with antibiotics is a good sign. Do you know what your other values of your CBC are? RBC, Platelets, all those? That would help point in a direction to help confirm or discount leukemia.
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Oh yeah, One last thing. My legs itch like crazy along my hip for about 6 months now from time to time. Especially after taking a shower.
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