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Blood Count Update 
3rd-Apr-2008 01:39 pm
Adventure before dementia
Further to my post yesterday Poor Blood Count  I have seen my doctor today.

He said that as well as low level haemoglobin my blood cells were slightly small - Overall not too bad; but he has requested a full blood count, liver and kidney tests as well as tests for both Coeliac disease and Thyroid problems.

He said that overall nothing was worrying, but that the tests would give some idea which way to progress, as to whether it is still the body recovering from the shock of my injury - or if I need other treatment.

Blood tests tomorrow - with a 10 day wait for results!!  

Although he does want me to start iron as soon as they have the blood - that way I should feel less tired ... well, I didn't tell him that I want to be feeling on top form at the beginning of next month!!

3rd-Apr-2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they were able to identify potential problems early so that you can do something about it before it really becomes a health issue.
3rd-Apr-2008 02:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, this is why my doctor is doing the extra tests on kiney and liver - to make sure I am not harbouring anything. He is a good doctor - which makes things easier
3rd-Apr-2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope the doctor will fix you all up.
Top game is much required for the beginning of next month.

Not feeling well there would be a nightmare.
3rd-Apr-2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was my sudden panic when I realised how tired I had got over the last couple of weeks - and the trip to see James ... can't be tired when I see him - I must remember it all!!
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3rd-Apr-2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, that certainly took a lot out of me- my doctor says he isn't too concerned (and I believe him) - so I think he is just being cautious ... better safe than sorry

Hugs back
3rd-Apr-2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
*fingers crossed* that the results come back ok. Hopefully, it is still the after effects of your injury. We must have you in tip-top condition for May! :)

3rd-Apr-2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Hugs back - and thanks!

Yes, my GP is good - so it will be great to get everything checked while they are going to be getting blood anyway.
3rd-Apr-2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'm still sure it's just that your body hasn't recovered from the accident and that the tests will show nothing major wrong. However (having absolutely zero medical knowledge) I might be wrong and if so it will be a good thing to have caught any problem early.

Good luck with the iron though - hope it does the trick, as you need to be full of energy by 2 May.

3rd-Apr-2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yes - I am OK about it all - I should think it is just me and my hand fighting each other!! Great to get the full check though - my GP said I had never had one done, so would be a great basis for him from now on.

Yes - need to be able to Squeeee with energy ... if the iron kicks in, wear ear plugs!!

Thanks - hugs back
3rd-Apr-2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
you have a good doctor, not downplaying this and just making sure. We'll be waiting to hear about it, and again, I'm sure it'll be fine.
3rd-Apr-2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, I don't often need to see him, but when I do he really is quite thorough. He pointed out that I hadn't actually had a blood test ever - so it would be a good basis.
Thanks for the good wishes.
3rd-Apr-2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
{{{{{hugs}}}}}} Glad the doctor is on top of it! Hum....wouldn't "blood tests" be more enjoyable if there were real vampires (at least Spike) to do them?

3rd-Apr-2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
...wouldn't "blood tests" be more enjoyable if there were real vampires (at least Spike) to do them?

Gah! If blood tests were pulled that way, I'd end up not needing the results. As soon as Spike's mouth touched my skin, I would die of a heart attack!
3rd-Apr-2008 04:24 pm (UTC)

I hope the results of the tests come out all right. Maybe the iron will make a difference. Nothing could be worse than constant exhaustion, especially for a horsey person like you.

How is your hand doing?
3rd-Apr-2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Hugs back - Thanks

We make a good pair, don't we? The hand has reached a stationary point at present and I am going to let it settle for a few days before pushing for more from the final joint. The nerves are slowly healuing so that is good. how is the foot - Have you got out riding yet?

DJ is happy as I haven't got to see him today with doctors - a day off to relax!! I am slightly more worried about being well for the trip to see James ... just don't tell DJ that news!!

Hugs again
3rd-Apr-2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ten days wait seems like a long time but hopefully all will be well . And Iron is never a bad idea
3rd-Apr-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks - yes it is 2 weekends away ... so put like that not so bad ... LOL. I start the iron tomorrow, as my doctor arranged the blood test tomorrow - he is a good GP and does get things moving - less waiting, less time to stress.
3rd-Apr-2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the test results and hopefully the time will go by quickly.

3rd-Apr-2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks - yes, time goes by when you are enjoying yourself, not so quick when you are waiting - still at present I am couning days till seeing James, so this is only part of that count!!

Hugs back
3rd-Apr-2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Ah good news :) If only you wouldn't have to wait.
I hope you'll feel better soon :) And very awake when meeting James.
Just because: Horse icons. What is it that I have to yawn when seeing a pic of a yawning horse? :)
3rd-Apr-2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks - at least it shouldn't be too long to wait - and hopefully the iron will start to kick in so at least I will feel awake when I see James.

Thanks for that link - yes I have snagged the yawn, and another one. They are all good - but can't get rid of James/Spike, can I???
4th-Apr-2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better so you can enjoy your visit to see James.

[A baseline blood work is a good thing.]
5th-Apr-2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yes thats what both my doctor and I said - it wasn't something I had in the past - so good to have a "starting point"

love the icon, btw
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