So Sure My Orthopedic Surgeon Was Wrong!
I had severe arthritis in both knees and needed knee replacement but my Orthopedic surgeon was concerned about the bruises on my legs. I didn't think it was a big deal as I was 76 at the time, my skin was thin and sun-damaged but he didn't buy it. He thought I might have Leukemia and insisted I go to MD Anderson for a blood workup.
I reluctantly agreed as he wouldn't do the surgery until I got the results. Imagine my surprise when I was diagnosed with CLL! I had to apologize to him but also thank him for insisting I get the blood test. I finally had the right knee replaced after 2 postponements, one due to Covid closing surgery unless life-threatening and one due to my anemia.
Did you ask yourself "why me?" when you were first diagnosed with blood cancer?