Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Well, I just thought I would give an update on things. I had my second infusion this past week, and it left me unusually ill. After the doctor got my labs back, she called to say that my hemoglobin and iron were very low. She sent the lab results to my base doctor, and they said it was low enough that I may need to get iron through an iv, instead of orally. My base doctor prescribed me some iron pills and then sent my labs to a hematologist. The hematologist would review them and determine whether or not I was critical enough to be seen. Well, they called me within an hour of receiving my paperwork. I have an appointment with the hematologist on Friday morning. Your iron/oxygen saturation percentage (whatever that is) is usually around 30%-40%. Mine is 2%, so that's not good. The bad part about this all is when you are severely anemic, your RA gets much worse. It's kind of like a circle that's hard to break out of. It will all work out I am sure. It is just frustrating being in pain and tired all of the time. Jimmy is so wonderful, and has really stepped up. I know this is exhausting for him, because he works his job, and then comes home and has to do almost everything around here. I am going to go to the farm next week, where I can have some help for a while and get my strength back. I think people take for granted having their families close by. We sure could have benefited having ours around this week!

1 comment:

  1. The good thing is that East Texas is not that far!!! :) Enjoy your time at the farm, and let me know if I can do anything to help you--now that it's summer, I'm free! Yea!! I hope you get to feeling better soon...