I have just had very severe anemia, my hemaglobin went down to 4.6, I was told it should be around 12. It came on all through last year ut I did not go to the doctors until last November, the doctor I first saw said it was a viral infection and there was nothing they could give me, I had to just let it run its course. I got weaker and weaker and could hardly move without getting breathless. I went to the emergency centre on New years eve and the doctor I saw there said it was very severe anemia and I needed a blood test and a blood transfusion I left it until the next week to go to my GP. I had a blood test in the morning and that night, a GP rang to say I MUST go to the hospital as I was in danger of collapse, my organs were all under pressure and my heart could stop. I had to go to the hospital straight away for a blood transfusion. After the transfusion, I had to carry on with three iron pills a day, my hemaglobin level had gone up to 8.4. Then a month later it had gone up to 12.5. I am still on the high dose of tablets as the GP wants to get it higher so if it starts to drop again, it has somewhere to go before it starts to affect me. I am to have regular blood tests every two months.
Even though my hemaglobin level has gone up to normal, I still get very tired and a bit breathless and I am suffering badly with my joints. Shouldn't I be feeling better now my blood is normal? I do feel a lot better than I did, but still not 100%.
Has it taken a long while for others to recover completely? Do you ever recover completely? They didn;t find out what caused it as I wouldn't have the cancer tests, we are assuming it was an ulcer.
bleh. I had to use my bosses Apple today. haha. I have been a Windows person my whole life. Macs frustrate me. I never understand why people think they are more simple. Different key combinations etc. Annoying. I have to do complex work already, and my speed was hampered by my bosses funky touch pad (instead of a normal mouse). Then he got his Apple mouse working....also not a standard mouse....
when I’m über stressed I cuddle the dogs. My moms oldest dog is the best. If you sit in the floor he will sit in your lap and let you cuddle him. And he’s 70lbs! My own pup hates being held and cuddled unless she initiates. She’s a bit like a cat in That way