Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hemoglobin Nose Dive

Yup, my hemoglobin took a nose dive. It went from 124 (or 12.4) to 102 (or 10.2). It most certainly explains my extreme fatigue, especially for the past few weeks. Yesterday, while on the way to school, I saw a couple of my classmates on the subway and on the streetcar. We all discussed how tired we were and how we all didn't know if we were going to make it to this 8:30am class. Ha, if they only knew. I'm not trying to downplay how tired they may have been, but I literally felt like I could collapse.

A possible explanation for that would have to be my lack of aranesp usage for the past number of weeks. Yup, I forgot to fill that prescription. Why, you ask? Ironically, I was too tired to go to the hospital and pick it up.

I am hoping that it is just my hemoglobin that is causing this problem and not something more serious. As you can tell by my past few posts...I am absolutely terrified of having a Lupus flare. I've been doing so well...body don't fail me now!

Unrelated funny story: on Monday, after class, myself and my friend Alexis were walking to the subway. I don't remember how we got into the conversation, but Alexis had mentioned how she admired the fact that I had such a positive attitude. We continued walking until we reached a red light. At that point, I said something like "well, there's no use in me sitting around and crying/complaining about it. All I can do is look forward and have a positive attitude and just do what I gotta do!" Then, a lady beside us said "That's definitely a positive attitude to have!" I kinda blushed because I wasn't saying it because I wanted everyone to hear/for attention, but it was so nice that this stranger acknowledge what I was saying, even though she had no idea what I was specifically talking about. :) I wonder if she knows that her comment kinda made my day?

I just finished my math individual assignment so I'm glad to have that out of the way. Now there's still the HR group assignment for which myself and my group members will meet up on Friday to complete.

Tomorrow is my appointment with Dr. Fortin. I'm sure I will have to see that nurse there who scolded me for eating a donut. "It's not good for your health!" she says. Ah please! My cholesterol is impecable, I have Lupus, I've had a growth on my brain which pretty much paralyzed me for a short amount of time, AND I had a hole in my intestine causing me to need to wear a freakin' bag on my stomach for 6 months! Umm...I THINK I'm entitled to a lousy donut every now and then!!

It was the first time I had ever seen/met/spoken to her, and I just didn't appreciate her jumping all over me, especially when she knew nothing about me. It just put an automatic bad taste in my mouth. This time, I'm going to print off my blood work (which show sthat my bloodwork is amazing) and bring it along with me.

1 thought(s):

A Lupie Law Student said...

I hope you feel better and the doctor goes well tomorrow. I am thinking of you!

 
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