Sunday, December 22, 2013

'Nother Update

Towards the end of last week, I started noticing how dizzy I was getting when I stood up. I've had that before, but it would last a short time, and I could go on. This time not so much. It got bad enough that I decided not to go to Wichita on Thursday to see the retina specialist, then on Friday I quit taking my morning meds. I had an appointment to see my family doctor on Friday, so off I went.

Turns out I was anemic again - and she put me in the hospital again. I thought I'd be in overnight, but they kept having to give me more blood because my red blood cell count wasn't rising. They were also pretty concerned where it was all going.

They decided it was mostly too much of a blood thinner (Xarelto) and discontinued that. Blood levels in my discharges from the rear end dropped. They stuck four units of blood in me as well, but it only has brought me up to nine point something and should be closer to twelve, but since the outflow has diminished they aren't so worried. I've been scoped from both ends - last time I was here - but they are too short to see it all. So, I'll be swallowing a camera that's gonna take that trip. Probably after Christmas.

Hopefully I can get out today.


jed said...

Dangit, Jeffro!

Hey, did you get that laptop situation sorted?

Jeffro said...

I broke out my old one with it's issues and haven't sent the ASUS in yet.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jeffro.
Are you allowed to eat liver? Ask your visitors to bring you some, cooked almost rare.
And red caviar, if they can.
These too helped me a lot when I was anemic (pregnancy-related, long time ago)

Jeffro said...

I'll be out tomorrow - and I can eat all the liver and onions I want after that!

Tam said...

Hope everything turns out okay. (Imagine going back in time a few decades and convincing You-Then that in the future there would be tiny robot cameras you could swallow!)

Jess said...

Best wishes. This too shall pass.

drjim said...

Get better soon, Jeff!

And Merry Christmas and Happy New year if I don't "talk" at you before then!