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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Love Hate Relationships

Do you have any of those?

I think I have more than anyone person should have but it is what it is.

One is with my job. I love having a job and the company itself. I hate a few aspects of my job though. The ungodly amount of driving I do for one. I drive close to 1,000 miles a week, my poor car! I think she may be getting ready to need retirement. The upside of driving with my job is I can route myself for the most part where I want for that particular day or rearrange my routed schedule due to weather or personal appointments, as I did yesterday and Monday.

4 1/2 years ago I had weight loss surgery that for the most part has been successful and have...up to my last visit...had no side effects.

For that I am extremely thankful as I know there are a vast amount of possible issues that can arise after weight loss surgery.

For me I was healthy prior to surgery just severely obese. In fact I remember being concerned my insurance would turn me down because of not having any health issues. So what is going on? Well my iron was really really low. I have a top notch bariatric team that do not mess around. See I was not classified as anemic but rather my storehouse was almost depleted. I had a measure of 9...the normal range is between 20 - 30 but given I will not accept any blood if the need arose they want it to be closer to 50.

I first visited with the head of the department of the Anemia Clinic for a consult. He was great at explaining and answering my questions.

Things like have you noticed brittle hair, dry skin, divets in your nails, tiredness among other things?

Yes!

Yes!

Yes!

Yes!

WOW!

OK let's do this!

Then a long 3 hours of siting with an IV in my arm having iron being pumped into my veins.

My daughter The Geekanista sent me this that she found...

I may or may not have a secret love for RDJ. Quite fitting in her opinion! =)

So a long day where I am hoping to feel better soon. The crazy thing is I attributed how I have been feeling to my crazy sleep cycles and stress where in actuality that also could be a side effect to what is going on with my low iron issue!

No issues having the infusion though there is a possibility I may feel like I got hit by a Mack truck in the morning. Hopefully not but there is the possibility.

So another love hate relationship now is with my wls. I love I had it and the success thus far I have experienced, I hate the possible issues that could arise from it and that I am now experiencing due to the malabsorption. This though in the big picture is a tiny pixel.

What love/hate relationships do you have?

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