Thursday, May 28, 2009


So, I haven't posted anything lately... Medical issues... Surprised?

Anyway, I had some issues, and I tried to figure out what they were on my own... (YAY Google!). I couldn't figure it out, but I thought I knew, so I went to the doctor (for confirmation), and he thought he had it figured out (different answer than I had come up with), and he sent me for blood work, and I have been anxiously awaiting THE ANSWER. He got the results from the blood work last Friday, but since he is not my family doctor (because I don't have one) I had to get my results from a walk-in appointment, so I couldn't go until yesterday.

We were both equally wrong. (I'm just glad I wasn't more wrong than he was).

Results are: my blood iron saturation is at 8%. It's supposed to be around 55% to 60%. The doctor told me that in order to get my iron to "normal" levels I will have to take an iron supplement every day for the rest of my life, and while I'm at it, continue taking the 2000mg of Vitamin C daily, along with Vitamin D, and hopefully that can help with some of my joint pain, and energy levels. Oh, and I am no longer allowed to donate blood. That makes me kind of sad.

Aside from all of that, my hubby had his hip surgery, and he is recovering, but the damage was a helluva lot worse than they thought, and it looks like some time in the future he will need to have a hip replacement. But his doctor is looking at prolotherapy for his knee, and that will hopefully be helpful.