Thursday, August 19, 2010

An inside job

O-kay...so I'm beyond the age of 40, the era when your warranty seems to expire. Since than it has been one thing or another, if it is not the achy knees it's the blurred vision.
My husbands warranty is pro-rated though, I believe that some of his health is still guaranteed, he acts better than all of us!
Anyway, I had my annual check-up and everything is fine except for being anemic, again. A repeat thing from last year. Well in the seven months since my last blood test, my red blood cells dropped to the stage of needing a transfusion, can ya figure out why I've had a hard time with stairs! So!....In that small amount of time the doctors have decided there is bleeding going on inside my stomach or colon. Ahhh, I can't really pinpoint any changes other than what is normal for me. (Geez, what do I know, I should of passed out on the roller coaster at six flags!)
Anyway, that's what I'm doing today, having two out patient procedures at the local hospital and I should know something by the end of the day.

Excuse me if my posts are short until I get back in the swing of things. C&G Design


Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.

6 comments:

tina said...

Hopefully they will figure it out Dawn. I had to had a waiver each year for when I was an Army ATC due to anemia. They did all sorts of tests with no bleeding detected. For some people I guess being anemic is normal. At least that is what they told me. Let us know what they find.

Debbie said...

It sounds like you may be having a colonoscopy? and i am not sure how they would test your stomach? Regardless, they will find it and fix you and you will be fine. Prayers are going out for you. By the way....you are NOT old...gosh I wish I was back in my 40's again. As my father used to say..."Don't complain about getting old, it's a privilege denied to many." I always remember that when i fell like complaining because some days I want to complain about a lot!! Good luck my friend.~..~

Dawn said...

Hi Debbie, yes, one is the colonoscopy and the other is endoscopy, down the throat. Last night did not go well, I started the "jug" and the first drink came right back up. Wretched so hard I pulled a muscle in my back! How do you do that with a possiable stomache problem. Ah well, the rest has stayed down....and out.
Tina, I did not know that, nana had issues too.

Protector of Vintage said...

Hope all works out well for you!

Skeeter said...

Yikes, this all sounds a bit scary but you have the doctors on it... For once, you have to go to the doll repair shop. Hang in there...

Jean said...

Nothing would bring up Nana's blood and finally the dr just said that sunshine is the best thing for low blood. She hated sunshine!! However, she did get sunshine till her blood came up and was okay after that.