I went for my first of four intravenous iron treatments this morning. This was a huge praise because we had to delay it a few days until our insurance company approved the procedure. The treatments are about one and a half hours... once you get in the chair. ;) Before that, you have to get your vitals done, sit in another waiting area, meet with the doctor & then go back to the infusion room. It was humbling to be there- everyone else in the room was undergoing chemo. My heart was lifted up in prayer! (I also read a book for a bit & rested.)
I am going to be seeing this hematologist once a week until Emily comes. He has changed my medication to 2 shots per day to help keep the blood thinner in my system. He also said that my iron levels had dropped once again. :( I will have my blood drawn each week to monitor levels of how thin it is & what my iron levels are. If my numbers go down any more for my iron, I must have a blood transfusion. Please join us in prayer that these treatments will prevent that!
Everyone keeps asking how I feel. :) I've had a headache and am a bit warm, both common side affects I guess. I was pretty tired so I rested this afternoon- yahoo for quiet time! :) Thank you for your prayers- remember Eric too as he cares for his family & for our littles as life is a bit unusual right now.