My Iron InFusion Frustrations

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My Iron InFusion Frustrations
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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 1:50am

I had my 5th (and hopefully last) iron infusion this afternoon at the hospital. The first two, which I received last week, didn't bother me too much. I was tired and ached but it wasn't too bad. They say that many will feel a big difference after the 3rd infusion with

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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 5:49am

Lauren Sue,

Sorry to hear you're still having problems although it sounds like you're on the road to recovery! (And yes, there sure are a lot of things to deal with that are worse than Parkinson's! I surely

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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 8:27am
martycee2 wrote:

Did they give you any idea of how long before you should be feeling normal?

Just know there are "positive vibes" being sent in your direction! Get better! :smileywink:

Marty

Hey Marty,

Thanks so much for the very needed "positive vibes" You were asking how long until I'll be feeling normal. What is this thing you call NORMAL. I don't think there's any hope I'll ever be normal. I'm terminally crazy, weird, strange, unusual. In a word: unique. Medically speaking: certifiable. :smileywink:

As for the infusions doing their job and raising my redblood cells and lifting those iron levels, time will tell. Some people feel amazing right afterward, for others it takes 4 to 6 weeks. Since I am no longer consuming vast quantities of ice, that alone indicates my levels have risen :smileytongue: It gives me hope that the rest of the anemia symptoms will be gone soon. My blood will be retested in a few weeks and I'll see the oncologist for a follow up in November.

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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 9:45am

What a humbling experience to see what you saw tho.


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