Saturday, April 18, 2009

dear universe

I'm 43 years old.

I have iron-deficiency anemia.

I am completely finished with childbearing.

I thought the pill would improve things a bit.

Please, just make it stop.


Propane Amy said...

Anna, are you ok? Can i do anything? Do you need someone to talk to?

Anna said...

I feel like crap and I'm tired of it. It's ten in the morning and I just rolled out of bed - which is not like me at all. I'm fatigued, I can't think straight, I can't focus on anything for more than a few minutes...and in a few days when my iron levels are back up I'm sure I'll start feeling better. But when I get like this, it seems like there's an invisible barrier between myself and the rest of the world. I want to stay home and do nothing. I know it's medical and not psychological, and it sucks. I want it to stop.

Thanks so much for reading and commenting. It really makes a difference

LilliGirl said...

Aren't there shots for that? I think a friend of mine had to take those (B-12 maybe?) along with the horse size daily iron pill. I hope it gets better soon. I know it has to suck eggs! (HUG)

Anna said...

I take about 100mg a day of supplemental iron. And extra vitamin C, copper, B12, et cetera to help me absorb the iron supplement. I drink an infusion of nettle and dandelion leaf tea. I was find before my period started, and I keep telling myself that I'll be okay again in a few days. But this is the first time I've had this kind of chronic illness, and I'm remarkably impatient with myself.

If it gets really bad, the doctor will send me for another blood transfusion. Id rather not, thanks.

Anonymous said...

I feel for you, I really do. It's frustrating beyond belief and I can't imagine how badly you want it to be over with and to just feel better already.


Dawg said...

I'm sure the Doctor has already told you, but you would highly benefit from exercise weight training.