What's Wrong With Heaven?
Wow! Where do I start?
So, it's no secret that I suffer from Anemia, Iron-Deficiency Anemia, particularly. So I recently was due for some follow up appointments in the beginning of this Month. I've been feeling Okay since February so I didn't think nothing would be wrong. Well, I found out that my Hemoglobin & Iron levels have dropped to a very low (below average) number. 😢 This is always disappointing but it's something I've been going through all of my life and I'm a little used to it. With that, I was given a new type of Iron, Feraheme, which is stronger & requires a dose of Steroids to prevent a negative reaction to it.
My First infusion was Friday the 9th. I felt okay after a day's rest & was able to enjoy the beach the following Monday. Then, I became so weak throughout the week that I called my Hematologist for another Feraheme Infusion. Friday the 16th, I was given my 2nd dose and this is where things got fuzzy! This time there was a reaction but not an allergic reaction, more like the effects of the Iron. The best way I know how to explain it is being in a Daze, Out Of It. I felt like I wasn't myself. I was here but I wasn't here. I was dizzy and sleeping a lot. This kept me in the house for 4 days! 😩
Now, it's Tuesday the 20th & the first thing I said was "I'm myself again!" That was this Morning. I've been able to do the simplest tasks like Shower, go to the kitchen & sit at my computer desk withOUT getting dizzy. Yes! A shower causes me to take a nap afterwards, isn't that something?
Now, I'm writing this post getting ready to head out & meet my Wife. She says she misses her Best Friend & I don't blame her. I haven't been myself. So the moment I told her I feel Okay, she asked me out on a date. 🙃 Hopefully, I'm Okay throughout the night!
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(👻 HeavenBendel) .
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