My latest lab showed platelets 208, WBC 12.4, monos 12%. I've only had two BMBs and blasts were under 5% with none in the blood. At the very beginning, when my platelets were low, the blood showed some giant immature platelets. But that has not occurred in many years.
In discussing elevated WBC with my doc, he indicated that hydroxyurea was not a great drug for reducing WBCs. I didn't pursue what drug was best to avoid giving my body even a hint that change in this area was possible. Positive thinking - very important.
Vicki - Age 68, dx CMML in 2006. Watch and wait for a few years, now on low dose hydroxyurea to control rising platelets.