Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Ongoing Saga on Anemia

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, October 15, 2009
Two months ago after my routine check with my Nephrologist, I was diagnosed with Anemia. I didn't know I was anemic! My iron level was low as well as my red blood cells. The level was too low - 3.5 instead of the normal count of 11.5; no wonder why I have been so tired, weak and literally have to drag myself everyday into taking care of my family and my responsibility at home. In addition to my sudden crazy monthly period that last for at least too weeks which is not normal; not to mention the heavy flow accompanied with big clots. My doctor said that this isn't good for my transplanted kidneys at all that is why he is thinking of blood transfusion to resolve this blood problem. I tell you I was soaking 5 to 6 pads a day! My doctor told me that is probably the caused of my anemia. So, he puts me into treatment which is iron infusion every Wednesday. I am done with 5 treatments, but unfortunately, that wasn't enough; now I need another 5 set of infusions and that is driving me nuts! So sad, because this treatment not only interferes with my daily chores, but also with my health since the treatment is not working. I still feel the same, nothing changed. My abnormal period is over but still need to see my gynecologist on Monday to see what's behind all these, hopefully to get answers with all our questions. Yesterday, I was told to go to emergency room when I start bleeding again.

This is the reason why I have been inactive with blogging lately. And I would like to apologize for not returning your visits, ec drops, comments and not doing some meme yet. Thank you all so much for thinking of me and all the visits as well; I sure appreciate them a lot! I am hoping to feel better soon so I can return all the favors and do the memes as well! Have a great day everyone and also happy Halloween in advance!

10 comments:

Lulu Post said...

sorry about your health condition... we will all be praying for you... take care...

shydub said...

Kakaawa naman u ces, you must be very tired all day. No need for you to appoligize, we are alway here visiting your site, don't worry about visiting us back, just take care of your health, get more rest and eat well para bumalik ang lakas. We are always praying for your health to get back to normal, so get well son my friend.

Ako nga minsan drop nlng nagagawa ko kasi one hand with justine and the can't type the keyboards kasi jake is mssing up with it, kung ano ano pinipindot. thanks fo your visit and comment, just get well sonn and we always visit you all the time pagmayoras sa bloghop hehehe.

Mom of Four said...

Ate Cecile, I hope that things go well with you. I really don't have any word of wisdom that can make you feel any better. You know what's going on with me as well, so I kind of understand what you're going through. though I know that I am here in the United States and modern technology is available, I am still scared. Although mine is gastritis which is curable with the right medication and eroded part of my esophagus, just the thought of we are sick makes me sad. But I know with God's help, we will be OK. I will pray for you ate Cecile..

Jane said...

Hi sis, I understand what you are going through. I have the same thing, that is why I have to take iron everyday, kahit it make me so sick all the time. I have the blood disorder called "thalassemia" which is genetic and run through blood of asian people.

Anywway, I hope you feel better soon, take it easy and I'll include u on my prayer.

Race said...

sorry to hear that but I'm confident that God will heal all your sickness! Since we're apart all I can offer are my prayers! take care dear and don't worry God is a great healer!

about the drops and visits it's ok, i'll visit as often as possible even di ka maka-visit no return visit expected, just promise to get enough rest and eat healthy food! get well soon Ces!

Dhemz said...

omg...don;t worry about blogging teCes...your health is very important....maluoy man sad ko sa imo while reading this post.....

ayay...another set of infusions napod te? my gosh.....hope you feel better soon...au-au permi te ha....mwah!

Nisha said...

I was glued to this post until i read the whole of it.. ppl and docs have told me am anemic too! i haven't been on any treatments though, but this post of yours has make me think.. lets see, maybe i'll visit the doc for some serious advice..

I hope you are well soon and return to your daily activities and caring for your family without any worries and weakness.. i guess all your friends have you in their prayers and good wishes, and so do i.. take care sis :-)

chubskulit said...

Parehas kayo ng youngest sister ko ate, I talked to her the other day and she said that she went to the doctor due to sever headache and the doctor told her that she is anemic...

We will be praying for you and my sister Ate...

Tetcha said...

I really hope it's nothing serious. You'll be in my prayers.

Clarissa said...

No need to apologize,Ate Ces--we're always here for a visit whenever we're free,too.So take care of yourself,magpagaling ka kaagad and no need to worry about blog hopping.Unahin mo muna ang health mo,ok?Take care..

 

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