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Waiting for my iron infusion.

16 Nov

Hi readers,

I went to the hospital for a check-up the Thursday before last & got some really good news; my Crohn’s is not reccurent, so since my surgery I have been Crohn’s free… That’s 2 years & 3 months I’ve kicked Crohn’s in the ass! (no pun intended, well maybe!).

The previous tests I’ve had such as the barium enema x-ray and the barium meal showed that the stomach pains I get when I am stressed or run down are not Crohn’s related, but down to muscle spasms just behind my stoma. Buscopan is a no-no for me so they’ve given me an alternative anti-spasmodic to try – Alverine. I haven’t actually tried them yet as I haven’t been keen to since the Buscopan didn’t agree with me but will be trying them in the next week or so if my stomach spasms become more of a problem.

My latest blood test results revealed that the suspected Anaemia is at bay and that my body does have the right quality of red blood cells and my HB (Haemoglobin) levels are okay, but that it is my iron stores within my body that are rock bottom so need bringing up in order to allow my body to tick over – guess that’s the easy way of putting it! I’m waiting on my iron transfusion date to come through and hoping this will do me some good, putting my apprehension aside. I’ve always found it strange the thought of infusions as I’m usually used to having blood taken, not iron or blood pumped into me, but I’ve had a few blood transfusions so I’m hoping the iron one will do more good than give me side effects and I will notice a considerable improvement as I’m getting fed up of having no energy and scraping myself off the floor.

Thanks for reading everyone.

Best wishes from Amy & Stacey Stoma 🙂