January 28, 2022
Edna is 72 years old, and started taking the Anti-Aging Vitamins in August of 2019.
In June of 2016 my platelet count was 655,000 and my primary care doctor sent me to a hematology doctor. Normal for platelets is 150,000 to 450,000. The hematologist did all kinds of blood tests, ultrasound of spleen, and ordered special blood tests. They had to call Mayo Clinic to figure out what to do. Then she wanted to do a bone marrow test. I declined, because I didn’t feel sick enough and all my other lab numbers were good. And I knew from my daughter Stacy having one, that you have pain for 4 days.
[In February 2016 I was treated to avoid having knee replacements. A doctor injected baby stem cells in both knees. Then she spun off my own platelets and injected them in my torn meniscus to help repair that. It helped some; my oncologist thinks my high platelets came from doing that, but is not for sure. Your platelets only stay in your body a week. Injecting the stem cells in knees was not painful, but injecting platelets in my torn meniscus was very painful. I would do anything to avoid having knee replacements.]
They started checking my platelets every 3 months, then 6 months, and then yearly after my numbers started improving. I switched to oncologist from hematologist, because I trusted the oncologist and our family has known him since 1991. He agreed he wouldn’t do a bone marrow just for high platelets.
The condition is called thrombocytosis—a disorder in which your body produces too many platelets.
Here is the history with my platelet numbers:
- May 2016- 587,000
- Jan 2018- 640,000 [increase]
- May 2018- 695,000 [increase]
- August 2018- 641,000 [slight drop]
- Feb 2019- 768,000 [increase]
- June 2019- 787,000 [increase]
Started anti-aging vitamins end of August 2019
- September 2019- 729,000 [slight drop]
- Feb 2020- 807,000 [increase]
- August 2020- 633,000 [big drop]
- November 2020- 574,000 [drop]
- September 2021- 468,000 [drop]
- November 2021- 538,000 [increase]
My oncologist said my platelets were doing well enough, my primary doctor could monitor one time per year, and I wouldn’t have to come back to him unless they were 1,000,000+.
Also since taking the vitamin drops I have noticed I don’t have as much stiffness in knees. They don’t creak when I bend them.
I was prediabetic in the past, but my last A1C was 6.0, the doctors want it under 7.0
My blood sugars are always good, but I do watch my sugar intake.
I also started my special-needs adult daughter, Laurie, on drops about two months ago. Yesterday she woke up sniffling and sneezing and blowing her nose frequently. It was so cold, I kept her home from workshop, and didn’t know if they would test her for covid. Today she woke up and all those symptoms were gone, she has never gotten over something so fast. Her blood sugar was 150 this morning, where I want or below. Had been in 160’s, so hope it will keep improving.
To God be the Glory!