When I hit the big four oh, I found that my body started to fall apart one piece at a time. My warranty had expired and there was No Extended Warranty available! This is the story of my struggle to keep it all together using spare parts and baling twine.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A Reason For Being Tired
Dr. Calm had some preliminary blood tests done before starting me on cyclosporine. Got the results back and I am a bit anemic. Looked up the symptoms and they were very similar to the symptoms for hypothyroidism: bone tired fatigue, cold extremities, mental fog, lightheadedness... the list goes on. Being dehydrated can even make the symptoms worse, I guess because your blood volume is depleted to a certain extent. Sounds a lot like I have been feeling, so glad its such a benign problem.
My feet are just ballooning and my face continues to feel puffy but The Hives have been breaking out all day big time, so not sure if this is the cause of the cankles. Would like to be cankle free when flying up to Michigan in another week. Maybe I can blame the cankles on anemia?? That would be something I could fix anyway! If the cankles get canklier tomorrow I will call my PCP to see if there is anything I can do. I won't have any shoes that will fit if I don't!!!
Feeling better tonight. Maybe knowing there might be a physical reason for feeling like I've been pulling a barge over a sandbar has given me a boost. Or maybe I'm just more cheerful earlier in the evening?? Or perhaps its the moon signs again?? Or just knowing out there in the blogaverse people notice and people care? Hard to tell. I'll take what I can get no matter why.
I have a lot of health problems including malabsorption and chronic pancreatitis which could contribute to being a little anemic. Will see if I can supplement with some sublingual vitamins since I don't digest most things very well. That may be all the pick me up I need!
Hoping it is a great fall night for everyone and that you are all cankle free!!!