Good afternoon. I am new to this sight and am looking for some reassurance. I do not want to get ahead of myself. I am a relatively healthy 71-year-old woman. I was diagnosed two years ago with atrial fibrillation but that is well controlled with a beta blocker. Early in September 2022 I went to my PCP for an annual wellness visit and he ordered several panels of blood tests as I have not had bloodwork done in over two years. EVEYTHING came back well within normal ranges except for platelets which were 551. A repeated test 6 weeks later was not much better as platelet count was 530. Iron studies were ordered, and they are very normal. My PCP referred me to a hematologist who reviewed my charts. An initial appointment is scheduled for December 8. I have no symptoms of illness and feel very well. I am very active. On the one hand I think that if the doctors believed this is an urgent situation, I would be seeing someone sooner. On the other hand, there are shortages of health care workers even in the highly rated teaching hospital all my doctors are affiliated with so perhaps December 8 is really the first time anyone can see me. Has anyone in this group experienced similar conditions. What, if anything, should I be on the alert for in the next few weeks. Thanks for reading!!!