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Hematocrit/severity Of Anemia

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I went to the doctor a few years ago for tiredness and paleness. The doctor did some blood tests and sent me back to work. A few hours later I get a phone call from her nurse that went:

Jenny, this is Meghan at Dr.----- office. She would like you in the hospital now.

Me: Is there a problem???

Well your blood work came back. We'll see you at the hospital. Stop by the clinic and pick up your admittance papers.

Me: Ah, OK

I went and told my boss I had to leave and go to the hospital. They asked why and I just shrugged. I called my dh and drove to get him. This all happened in a course of 15 minutes. My cell rings and I hear"Jenny, this is Meghan where are you? I say I will be there in 5 minutes. To make a long story short when I arrived I was immediately sent to lab to confirm my hemoglobin of 6. It wasn't the same by then it was 5.9. I had an immediate blood transfusion and was there for 5 days.

I have since been dx with celiac but still have to have iron infusions every 6 months. But I feel better.

Yikes, what a shock that must have been! Good thing you went to see the doctor when you did.

Jacob, that's great that your levels have gone up so quickly! They're not perfect yet, but I am sure they will be soon. Keep up the good work with being gluten-free. :)

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How bizarre! I never liked ice in anything

I drank until recently, even started chewing

on the leftover ice....

- and just recently diagnosed with anemia.

Gotta tell a friend of mine who will order

a glass of ice - no water.....!

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