Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My doctor visit...

Hi Friends...
My visit to the doctor was exactly how I thought it was going to be. She said I need to be given blood. Do they call that a transfusion? I'm sort of confused with that. I will have to talk to Mark about it when he comes home shortly. They are also sending me to a female specialist...My female troubles are why I'm so anemic...I have been very anemic since 2006...and they've tried to work with me...but this time it's severe enough that something is going to have to be done, probably...The severe leg cramps are from the anemia. She gave me a script for huge amounts of iron 3 times a day. This will also make me sick...as I've done this before :(
So, I have some decisions to make....I heard this song on the way home this evening. I guess I related to it because it touched my heart...I am just so tired of feeling badly...I just want freedom...from feeling badly..I told the doctor I thought I was being a baby...I have even felt like something was wrong with me mentally...why can't I do the things I need to do...just keep going. She told me that I was sick...and that we were going to have to do something about it. She said to me "you aren't being a baby, or lazy....you can't do...because you can't do....." so..I guess I'm not crazy :) I cried when she left the room....I really was thinking maybe I'm crazy.....It felt good to know that I wasn't.....
Keep me in your prayers...Sam has co-op tomorrow. I'm not up to it...I'm actually dreading it... But I don't want him to miss again this week.
Hugs to all my friends....thanks for the prayers in advance :)
With Love, Jerelene

7 comments:

Teacher's Pet said...

Jerelene.....I'm glad that you went to the doctor....and that you were comforted. Iron makes my Mama sick, too. She can't take iron tablets at all. I do yope that you get to feeling better. I'm thinking of you and you are in my prayers, my friend.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Dear, sweet Jerelene- My prayers and thoughts are with you, Sweets. God has a plan and I will remember that, too.:) You are certainly not being a baby. There is a little girl (or boy) in all of us and we need to call on our Father. I will take my own advice, dear friend. Please do call!!! I would love to talk about health, recipes, the weather- anything and everything- with you.:) Lori

Jill said...

Oh Jerelene, you poor thing. It just breaks my heart that you're going through all of this. You are having a really rough time. I wish I could come through the computer and hug you. Please know that I'm thinking about you and I will be praying for you lots. Take care, dear girl.

Jill

Eileen said...

Jerelene, I just read your email before coming here. I'm so sorry for your trouble.
I remember my Mom being much the same, very anemic, needing iron, and that made her sick to her stomach, and she too needed to have a blood exchange (or whatever it's called) a few times. She did say she felt so much better after that though, so I'm hoping you do too!

I really wish there was something I could do for you, but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
And I'm asking my Mom to put in a good word for you too.
Much Love and Many Prayers,
Eileen

Diana said...

Oh Jerelene I'm so sorry that you have to go through all of this. As my grandmother used to say " It can suck being a woman sometimes." Yes that's what grandma used to say!
Just listen to your doctor and somehow or someway you are going to have to slow down. This is essential!
You can email me any time.
Love Di

Linda Higgins said...

Hi Jerelene, boy it does stink to have to feel this badly! especially when you try and try to feel well and it just doesn't come! Girl stuff? Have you had the girl parts removed? That may be the trick! I now I felt LIKE A NEW WOMAN when I did and the tender age of 41! Get some rest...and be sure to turn it over to God. Prayers are COMING YOUR WAY! HUGS...LINDA

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, Jerelene...I am so, very, very sorry!!!! But I am extraordinarily grateful that you have such a compassionate and understanding doctor!! I am praying that they are able to hit on just the perfect treatment plan for you, and that you are feeling much, much better soon! Love you so much~Janine xo