I received a unit of blood during my stay - and my hemoglobin has already taken a dive from 9.5 post transfusion to 8.8 ...the good news is that I'm not bleeding anywhere, the problem seems to be what we thought, an iron absorption issue. I met a real nice gastrointerologist, so that is pretty awesome.
I had an endoscopy done & a colonoscopy to find out if there were ulcerations or anything... the colonoscopy procedure is not my favorite but CRIMINI what sadist thought that making me drink 3 liters of GoLYTELY was a good thing! Crap... well speaking of crap, my system doesn't work like other people - I drank this ungodly amount of solution on Sunday for Monday's colonoscopy... my system is so slow that last night, I was feeling the ill effects O_o I must say that I'm incredibly grateful that I have a private room (I'm required to have a private room because I have had MRSA and I have VRE )
The nurses always comment on how skinny I am - lol they should have seen me before my TPN treatments
wow, it sounds like you are dealing with some pretty scary stuff. do you have colon cancer? despite your treatments, whatever ails you, and the hospital scenery, you are a really beautiful woman! it seems strange for nurses to make comments abuout someone's weight when they are sick in the hospital! I wish you a speedy and complete recovery.
I don't have colon cancer *phew* I have had my ascending colon removed (along w/parts of my small intestines) - this was due to damage done when my bile duct was blocked - complications from an initial ulcer surgery
*Blush* thanks for your kind words the nurses never comment on my weight in any type of negative way
Oh my sweet dear... I want you to make a hasty recovery! I wish everything were that easy huh? Regardless, I know you are a very strong woman so that makes me happy to know that all is well over there. Otherwise... a trip over is in order. I never been to the state you live so I'm sure it would be fun times (let me master the art of driving first.. something I haven't quite figured out how to do yet. Apparently I make god awful left turns. :-( hehe)