Friday, November 11, 2011

so I told the doctor, zombies don't need red blood cells....then I devoured him

I had my 6 month check-up with the Oncologist a few days ago. Lymph nodes look good. The doc gave me a rather thorough pat down to check for any nodes that may be swollen.
Blood work came back with some issues. I am anemic, more so than I was just after chemo. My body just is not producing enough red blood cells to recover from my period each month. I am now taking hormones to stop my periods (birth control), and am taking a high dose of iron each day with orange juice. The side effects from taking iron pills are not fun, but I will have to manage those if they come up. My doctor will call me Monday with more information, instruction.

My thyroid level is low again as well, so I will start taking a higher dose of synthroid.

I will be going in shortly to have a camera gently SHOVED up my nose to get a visual on the cancer site to ensure that it isn't growing back. In the mean time, I just need to worry about getting my iron up and my thyroid under control. No wonder I have been so lethargic. If anyone has suggestions on managing low thyroid and/or iron, let me know!

PS: My doctor is a cutie. Single too.

3 comments:

covnitkepr1 said...

Isn't heaven gonna be wonderful? No more of this garbage to put up with.
Just checking back to see if you have posted again.
I’ve been following and enjoying your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation

Buddy O'Flaherty said...

I hope you feel better Im buddy I don't know a lot about your condition but I got a good ear best of spirits

The Raw Truth said...

Hello...I was just browsing blogs and came across yours. If I may ask, what type of cancer did you have? I recently had a camera shoved up my nose to view a mass that I have since had removed. It turned out to be cancer free but it moved my facial bone over and now I have to go to U of M to get it taken care of. I wish you the best in your health, God's speed in your recovery.
Karla