Friday, July 19, 2013

Life Moves on....

Dipnetting, Kasilof
I spoke with my family doctor who referred me to a gynecologist.  In addition to the uterine fibroids, my iron levels are "low/normal", and my cholesterol is in the borderline to high category.

When speaking about the cholesterol and diet, my doctor told me to focus on the fibroids and low iron, get that taken care of then we will discuss the cholesterol.  

Iron supplements make me very ill, so, I'm on doctors orders to eat red meat.

I have an appointment with the gynecologist, when I will find out if she agrees that a hysterectomy is the answer. I am almost 50, and I am ready to be done with periods. 

Our plans had been to dipnet for 8 days and my honey would drive down and join us for the weekend.  We went down, got our fish and returned home in three days.  Salmon processed, RV cleaned, still doing laundry.  

My honey and I will head out tonight for a nice relaxing camping trip, leaving my mom at home.  There is a horse riding barn near the campground and we are hoping we can get a trail ride in while we are there.  

So, I have a busy day ahead.  I work at the equine assisted therapy center today, need to pack food, clothes, and other items we've pulled from the camper to clean (dipnetting is such a messy, sandy camping trip).



5 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I have low iron and have most of my life...I do take iron supplements when I know my iron is low (I have signs) and there is a slow release kind that I have found that I can tolerate...I couldn't tolerate the other kind...I also eat lots of red meat...

Fiber Jewels said...

Is there a name for the slow release? I am enjoying the red meats! LOL

Gracey is not my name.... said...

The one I have been taking is a store brand..CVS Slow Release Iron 45 mg....There is a name brand I used to take called "Slow Fe"...but it was cheaper to buy the store brand...both have worked for me...if you do take an iron supplement, it doesn't play nice with other supplements...cancels each other out..so I tend to take it at night, when I wasn't taking anything else..Not sure you have CVS store there..but it looks like there are other stores that have store brands too...it's with the iron supplements...

Fiber Jewels said...

Thanks! Found some at Walgreens. Took this morning and so far, so good. Though a little get up and go would be great!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Yeah..tiredness comes with the low iron...once you even it out, you should get some of that "get up and go" I also know when I'm feeling really tired, I might need to up the dose for a day or two...