Monday, March 1, 2010

Symptoms of anemia

Hello Monday
Hello March
Hello Stalkers.
Are still you out there? I'm sure you are asking the same about me. Apparently anemia has many side effects:
  • fatigue {check}
  • weakness {check}
  • dizziness {check}
  • headache {check}
  • numbness or coldness in your hands and feet
  • low body temperature
  • pale skin{check}
  • rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • irritability {check, check}
  • WRITER'S BLOCK {check, check, check}
I am still so tired and can't keep a train of thought. I have things I could be blogging about, but none of it seems worth exerting my energy to go downstairs, only to become frustrated as I thoughtlessly stare at the computer screen. So, I've been sitting on the couch staring at my TV instead. That doesn't require a whole lot of thinking and I enjoyed watching the Vancouver Winter Olympics. {I'm going to visit Canada someday!}
I feel like I move in slow motion and it takes so long for me to get things accomplished. My blood work came back last week, as I expected my iron had dropped from 6.2 to 4. My thyroid levels are still continuing to improve and are moving in the right direction but are well below normal. My TSH is now an 8, instead of 25.
I should be getting an iron infusion {iron by IV]} this week. As of this morning it is not scheduled yet, but I'm so hoping to get things moving back in the right direction asap.

I must get this day up and running, I hope to be back soon with some of our latest book finds.


5 comments:

{Kimber} said...

you poor thing!!
I hope the doc can get you straightened out soon :)

Melissa said...

Oh Miranda. I hope you feel better soon. You've been through a lot and really could use something that would give you more energy. Is the anemia b/c of your thyroid (or lack of) or is it a completely separate thing. I'll be praying for strength and energy for you.

jess said...

Praying for you. What a rough journey you're on, but God is being glorified and sisters encouraged to look to Christ throughout their days. Thank-you.
Did you make the dress your little one is wearing on your header? I love it, and would be interested to know where and when you got the material. Thanks!

Kristen said...

Praying for you, Miranda, and sending you big, warm hugs!

Amanda Brady said...

They gave Michael some iron by IV last time he was in the hospital. Nasty looking stuff! Brown bag of liquid. Hope it helps! Praying for you and hoping you feel better soon!