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Subject: BS: Wish me luck! Anemia tests...
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 06:02 PM

Went to the docs on Thursday with realty bad pains in my leg and general knackeredness. He sent me for a blood test on Monday then today called to say I need to go to hospital for futher tests on severe anemia:-( I am going tomorrow. I can see a number of possibilities -

The pains in the leg are a thrombosis - Which I am prone to - and that can exacerbate anemic conditions. Hopefully some anti-coagulant treatment will help.

The anemia could also be a result of months (probably years) of not sleeping. I had tests for obstructive sleep apnea which proved positive. At one point my SATS were 90%. All, according to what I read, making hemoglobin counts drop. Come Monday I am hoping to fitted up with a CPAP machine.

There is an unknown bleed somewhere - Quite possibly in the stomach as I do take lots of other meds, including aspirin, for various conditions.

A combination of some or all the above.

I am quite happy with my health otherwise. No weight loss (I wish!) no blood coming out of anywhere it shouldn't. Blood pressure fine. Heart rate high but steady.

Anyway - I am sure good wishes provide positive vibes (man) so keep 'em coming and I will keep you posted. I have to be better by the 15th of Feb anyway as we are moving house!

Cheers

DtG


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From: maeve
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 06:20 PM

Best wishes for excellent treatment and steady improvement!


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From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 06:29 PM

Ditto that, Dave.


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From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 07:03 PM

Are you sure, Dave, that you haven't entered menopause? ;) That happened to me. I became severely anaemic- my main symptom was cramping calf muscles when I walked even a hundred yards.

In any case, may your symptoms be swiftly ameliorated as the benign cause is discovered and dealt with.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 07:04 PM

Good luck to you! Hope it turns out to be an easy fix.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 07:35 PM

Have your thyroid checked while they are poking around. It is often the culprit.
And be well!
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 07:47 PM

Eat lots of leafy green stuff... Spinach, kale, mustard greens, collards, beet tops, etc... Eat 'um!!!

Oh, and take some potassium supplements, too, just in case the leg pains are related to potassium deficiency...

And wishing you good health, happiness, beautiful women swooning over you and infinite wisdom...

But eat the greens, ya' hear???

B~


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 07:58 PM

excellent advice from Bobert & if your kale is the same as our kale (nasty & bitter) here's a recipe from a friend sent me for Massaged Kale which is soft & yummy & delicious!

best wishes

sandra


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From: bobad
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 08:08 PM

If you are taking anti-coagulants avoid greens high in vitamin K which is contraindicated.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 09:20 PM

Good wishes for good results of your tests. Wherever this mystery bleeding is occurring, I hope it can be fixed easily.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Janie
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 09:27 PM

Get well and be well!


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From: gnu
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 09:45 PM

Kale and such are great recommedations. I suggested putting such along with extra mozzerella on a pizza with the works and baking it until a wee bit of "burnt" wafts from the oven.

In any case... no weight change, good BP and so on... I would say, given my exprience, which has NO bearing upon your experience so this is simple conjecture, from what you have said, if you can sort out the sleeping disorder, Bob's yer uncle. ONE precaution/question... did an ENT chck you out? Sleep disorders can be caused by many things. I had turbinate reduction surgery (took FIVE years to get that diagnosed and "done"!!! ... wish I had gotten it 5 to 10 years ago!). Screw the CPAP! FOR ME. But, every case on it's own merits, eh?

Best of luck with all of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 11:07 PM

Dave-
Been there (& still may be, I think).
No indications of internal bleeding (thoroughly tested, including swallowing a tiny TV transmitter, and having its progress reorded from one end of my alimentary canal to the other.)

Finally got diagnosed as Chronic Low Level Leukemia. No cure, but perioic injections of Procrit seemed to keep things under control. Had one later episode (possibly related to a transfusion) where I was diagnosed as having anibodies which were eating my red blood cells. Treated with prednisone (which left me for several months with great blood cells surrounded by a total wreck. I've been stable for several months, now.

Don't give up the ship.


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Jan 13 - 11:37 PM

best wishes to you, too Dick


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From: Joybell
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 02:00 AM

Best wishes from down here too. Must try that massaged kale.


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From: fat B****rd
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 02:57 AM

Best regards, DtG.
Charlie


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 04:05 AM

Thanks all - Off soon. Hope I will be able to update you later but if they keep me in I will get back ASAP.

Keep the vibes pouring in!

:D


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 04:22 AM

Is anaemic, an Irishman that only comes halfway up yer leg?



Sorry Dave, hope they find the cause, and hence, the cure.


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From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 05:49 AM

Dave, you're jumping the gun by trying to explain your problems in worst-case scenarios. I advise you to wait until the test results come through, and go by what the doctor tells you. Straightforward anaemia can easily be treated and rectified. As your 'functions' seem relatively normal, I wouldn't get too worried. At least you've done the sensible thing and sought advice in the right place. I sincerely wish you well, and hope that a diagnosis will be made soon, and you can be whizzing about fit as a flea once more. Eliza x


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From: Leadfingers
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 06:11 AM

Bloody Good Luck mate


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From: Monique
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 06:24 AM

Good luck, Dave!


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From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 08:22 PM

Dick G....Very happy things are working for you. And Dave....hang in.

As for me, well............

After several weeks of testing and transfusions I have been being treated for the past 5 weeks with weekly shots for Myeloplastic Dysplasia. Basically, the bone marrow isn't producing the required red blood cells. The drug, Aronesp, isn't working as much as we had hoped but it seems to have started to do a bit of something.   The Doc wasn't pleased however and we're upping the dose for a month and see how it goes. I hope the progress keeps up. If not we will start on Vizada, a form of Chemo, which knocks out the nasties and allows the goodies......or something like that....LOL.....Anyway, the MPDS that I have can and probably will develop into Leukemia but of a type that doesn't respond well to treatment. The Vizada is about the only thing which has shown doing much both in terms of forestalling the onset of the Leukemia and improving to some degree the morbidity rates.

So we're going along for now and seeing what is working. Hopefully the Aranesp does better and we'll move on from there. Whatever it is and however it goes, we're taking it one step at a time.



Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 08:30 PM

How about bone marrow transplant, Spawz???

If so, count me in as a potential donor...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 08:36 PM

Generally not successful with this type of Leuk....But thanks for the offer. Howzabout a big wet kiss instead?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 08:46 PM

Let's just make it a cyber one... Homey don't mind swapping marrow but spit ain't marrow...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 08:59 PM

best wishes, spaw


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From: Jack Campin
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 09:24 PM

Vidaza, not Vizada.

Hang in there, Spaw.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 09:31 PM

Damn......Now I'm dyslexic too...............LOL.....Thanks Jack and thanks Sandra too!


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Ebbie
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 09:49 PM

Spaw, you need to write a book on keeping on keeping on. Your experience is the ultimate- I'm so glad you've got it down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jan 13 - 09:57 PM

Actually, I think that most of the folks here got a book in 'um... Yet, rather than bang on the keys and do it they bang on 'um, come here and put it off...

I'm guilty...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: MikeL2
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 09:30 AM

hi

Best wishes Dave - hope things turn out OK.

And best wishes to Spaw too. A great survivor.

Regards

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: jacqui.c
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 11:25 AM

Lots of healing thoughts going out to Dave, Dick and Spaw.

xxxxxxxxx


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From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 11:35 AM

"Dave, Dick and Spaw" - sounds like a comedy duo with a pet puppy. Got a TV series yet?

Whatever you might be, I wish you all the very best of treatments - and I hope they all work.

By the way, cavolo nero is a nice alternative to kale - less bitter and more akin to spinach.


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From: GUEST,DtG on hospital puter
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 11:49 AM

...with crap keyboard. thanks agaiin all. looks like i'll be here till tusday. got anemia and a clot so they need to make sure i don't bleed with the anti coags. tuesday is my birthday so they are giving me a colonoscopy :) hopefuly it will be clear so i should be able to go home then.

dick and spaw. lets get togeher for an illness club!

may post 2moz.

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 05:11 PM

Do they ever recommend iron supplements or other blood enhancements?

In the meantime internalize everthing it feels like to be feeling great on a beautiful June day. Even the medicine will feel happier to enjoy June in all its bounty and detail. I have always trusted the mind to remind the body of how good it feels to remember feeling good just like June. Good reminders day and night help the body feel

just sayin
right on dude

get
well
soon.




PS
A healthy person has more individual helpful bacteria than individual human cells.
For my money if my bacteria are happy, so am I. Like the saying happy wife happy life, we are more than ourselves.


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 11:46 PM

Good luck with the colonoscopy! And I hope that you do get sent home soon!


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From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 09:06 AM

Fingers crossed for all three of you.


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From: GUEST,DtG still in hospital and...
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 11:31 AM

...bored, bored, bored. Just lost a long rant. Not typing it in again. Boils down to, seeing as they are not monitoring anything, why don't they just send me home? Anyway, rang my mate and had a good laugh. Seem to have got the knack of this keyboard. Having a good rest. Things looking up. Keep your fingers crossed on Tuesday.

Cheers

Dave


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From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 12:53 PM

Happy Birthday to you
Drink this stuff and you'll poo
Now here's your big present
A hose up your kazoo.


Spaw


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From: GUEST,DtG hanging in there
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 03:44 PM

Wow, Spaw. I'll treasure that forever. Nicest thing anyone has ever said to me:-)

Feeling fine. Well flushed out! If they will do a still photo of my insides I will post it.

Cheers

DtG


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From: gnu
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 05:41 PM

"...why don't they just send me home?"

Relax. Enjoy it. Savour the culinary delights. Cat with the nurses and the other inmates. Just have fun.

If ya don't like bluegrass, click this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thvp8hwdDEQ

If ya like bluegrass, ya GOTTA click it.

Trust me. And ya oughta turn the sound up and alert the other infirmed because these guys are funny as all get out and they are tremendous musicians and vocalists.


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From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 06:05 PM

DtG-
I believe that the "illness club" you suggest is more properly termed a "organ recital." Which should move any such discussion above the line.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 07:54 PM

I dunno about this club thing. We used to have an "Aneurysm Club" but,uh....Well ....... Fist LR Mole went over........then Little John Cameron.......... and the rest of us decided we'd disband!


Spaw


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From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 04 Feb 13 - 10:22 PM

Toss the Doc and the meds for the next 14 weeks of spring.

Eat the abundance of fresh green...walk 6k plus a day...ditch the alcohol.

GARGOYLE

Then get retested....many do much more for lent....this is not a "lifestyle change"... but a simple study of your body


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From: gnu
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 08:45 PM

Why can't you post in a text we can see without highlighting it? Ye fancy yersel a dandy? You ain't. That crap proves it... every time YOU think it's cute, I think it's stunned as me arse and I doubt anyone else thinks otherwise except ye.


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From: Janie
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 10:15 PM

Did you enjoy your birthday present, DtG?

Still sending good thoughts.


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From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Feb 13 - 11:12 PM

DtG, hope Tuesday has been good to you. I;m glad you figured out how to keep us posted.

gnu, thanks for the link. It was great!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 04:11 AM

Got back home around 5pm GMT to the family waiting with a birthday cake - Lovely homecoming and a grand night :-) Can't say I actualy enjoyed the 'birthday present', Janie, but I can't say it was too bad. Managed it without sedation and I can honestly say I have has more discomfort after a hot curry!

So, out of hospital. Feeling fit. Garg - Certainly taking some of your advice although with still being employed I will find 6k a day a bit amibitious. The booze will certainly go way down and the greens way up. I'll probably need some iron supplement for a time and, for now, I am still on Heperin for the blood clot. Hoping to ditch that soon although I am sure the doc will want me on Wareferin for a while. Trouble is, with what we are told by the medics, we are scared of not taking medication altogether but I can see the benefit of minimising it.

Anyroads, oddly enough, I had today booked as holiday anyway. So I am going to treat it as such and put my feet up :-) I'll keep you all posted on this, and our house move, as and when things happen. Thanks again for all the wishes and for helping keep me sane in the hospital :-)

Cheers

DtG


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From: maeve
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 04:36 AM

Welcome home!


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From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 05:10 AM

The booze will certainly go way down and the greens way up. I'll probably need some iron supplement for a time and, for now, I am still on Heperin for the blood clot. Hoping to ditch that soon although I am sure the doc will want me on Wareferin for a while.

Beware. The vitamin K content of greens can interfere with the action of warfarin. You need to keep your intake of both stable - people on warfarin have died from binges on cabbage.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 05:31 AM

life is a see-saw, so many things we need to balance!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 06:33 AM

Belated Happy Birthday, Dave. Enjoy your day off. Pete.


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From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 07:07 AM

Yeah the Warfarin is a balancing act that you need to monitor regularly. Many foods affect it BOTH ways. I've been on Warfarin as has Karen for almost 14 years. They measure a number (INR) that increases with thinning and goes down with thickening. Many greens are high in Vitamin K which decreases the INR and other things like cranberries, garlic, horseradish increase the INR. Balance is the key but it can be a real pain in the ass at times.

Spaw


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From: MikeL2
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 09:31 AM

hi Dave

Glad to hear that you are home again safe and well.
As to the posts from here here keeping you sane......I doubt that my friend...lol

But be a good boy and do as the docs say !!

Regards

MikeL2


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 11:21 PM

Welcome home from me, too. Good luck balancing your meds and foods.


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From: gnu
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 06:50 AM

Good news!


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Mar 13 - 05:16 PM

Well, for those interested, here's the latest. Anyone following the 'Gnomish movements' thread will know that along with all of this we moved house! We are now well settled in the new place and I saw the doctor the first week we were there. She sent me for a blood test, which showed I was still anaemic and while my B12 and folic acid counts were fine my iron was very low. She is not prescribing a supplement yet though because...

They want to do more tests!

I am having a CT scan tomorrow and an endoscopy on April 2nd. After that, should nothing prove untoward, they will treat the anaemia as a simple deficiency rather than a loss of blood somewhere. She did mention that as well as having a low red cell count my white cells were slightly down too. So if I may be more prone to infections but she did say it was not serious. I reckon with a low red and white count I am just short of blood :-) I need to top it up with Guinness!

Seriously though - I have cut drink by more than half and I definitely feel all the better for it. Along with the good sleeps I am getting with the CPAP machine I am generally feeling pretty good. The leg with the clot still aches occasionally but I can walk for a good half hour or more without too much discomfort. Something that I realised I have not been able to do for weeks! Just as well seeing as we are planning a good afternoons walk in a couple of weeks. I am still on heparin for the DVT rather than warfarin until they are sure I am not bleeding anywhere. I reckon the clot will be gone before they finish testing :-)

Anyhow - I'll post again soon.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Mar 13 - 07:34 PM

That's getting close to good news, Dave. I'm pleased for you.


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From: Ebbie
Date: 07 Mar 13 - 11:23 PM

Good for you, Dave.

(Bruce, I love the way you put things.)


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 12:06 AM

I'll third that, Bruce & Ebbie


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From: Maryrrf
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 12:55 AM

Glad to hear that things are looking good !


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From: catspaw49
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 02:20 AM

Great to hear things seem to going the right way!!


Spaw


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From: gnu
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 06:51 AM

Me too.


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 08:09 AM

Well better a clot with a leg, than a leg with a clot Dave.
Keep on keeping on my friend, you're improving with age, like a good wine.


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From: fat B****rd
Date: 08 Mar 13 - 04:00 PM

ATB as always, Dave.


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 09 Mar 13 - 11:50 AM

Keep improving, and keep posting updates!


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From: Janie
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 11:24 AM

What ChanteyLass said!


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From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Mar 13 - 12:51 PM

same here, DavetG


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 11:20 AM

Surprising the things you find out when you start to dig...

I have been having tea and coffee with my meals for ever. Guess what. It inhibits the absorbtion of iron. Doesn't reduce the amount of iron, but it prevents my body processing it properly. So my good iron-rich meal of liver and spinach is only a fraction as effective because I have a mug of strong black coffee after it! Couple that with the proton pump inhibitor I have been taking for years and I think I begin to see why my iron levels are so low. Wonder why the Doc hasn't gone down that route yet? Guess they need to make sure I am not loosing blood anwhere but in the interim a couple of minor adjustments here and there may help :-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: bobad
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 11:23 AM

That doesn't explain your low white cells though.


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 11:48 AM

I had a spate of infections over the New Year, bobad. I guess that wouldn't help! Pretty sure my immune system was in poor shaoe as I was knackered all the time. All being well it is all linked and one one thing starts to get better it all will. Well, that is what we need to hope for anyway :-) Trouble is, Granson number one is currently recuperating from Chicken Pox at our house and everyone seems to be suffering from the sneezes :-(

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: bobad
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 11:59 AM

Not to belabour the point but infections would normally increase your white cell count but whatever it turns out to be I wish you all the best.


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From: Pete Jennings
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 01:28 PM

Grandson number one: have you got a garden shed? :-))


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Mar 13 - 02:07 PM

Thanks bobad - You would think so wouldn't you - But, as I said earlier, the more you dig the more you find and a low white blood cell count can be attributed to, amongst many other things, some viruses! Mind you, it can also be down to liver issues which I was probably adding to with excessive alcohol:-( I'll just watch out and get to the docs if I get any infections for now.

The garden shed is ready. Pete, but I think the Mrs has in reserved for me!

Cheers

DtG


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From: MikeL2
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 12:19 PM

Hi Dave

Sorry to hear that your are still under the weather.

If have any questions about your condition you should get the Doc to explain in words of one syllable. Also if you are not sure about your Doc's diagnoses or treatment you should ask.

Get better soon Dave

Best wishes

MikeL2


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Mar 13 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Mike - Much appreciated. The Doc here at the new place seems very good at explaining and the hospital seems to do likewise.

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 03 May 13 - 12:18 PM

Well, thought a quick update would be in order and it all seems good :-) I have had all the tests they want to run and nothing sinister came up. I am therefore, as from last week, on a course of iron tablets. After just a few days I must say I feel good. It's funny how you don't realise how bad things are until they get better but the first thing I noticed was reaching the top of the stairs without breathing heavily. My knees are not aching anything like before and I can walk for 30 minutes with no pain in my legs. As an added bonus I can come off the Heparin injections and go on Warfarin tablets. As I have already had anti-coagulants for 3 months I should only need to continue another 3. So, in a nutshell, things are definitely looking up:-)

Cheers

DtG


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From: catspaw49
Date: 03 May 13 - 12:32 PM

Glad to hear it Dave!


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: bobad
Date: 03 May 13 - 01:25 PM

Good news!


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From: gnu
Date: 03 May 13 - 02:26 PM

Indeed! Updates are always welcome... good updates even more so.


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From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 May 13 - 02:36 PM

That old rat poison is great stuff, innit? :)

Good news Dave


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From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 May 13 - 03:16 PM

Hurray!!.


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 May 13 - 11:13 PM

Wonderful news! Glad to read it!


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From: Maryrrf
Date: 04 May 13 - 12:59 AM

So glad to hear this!


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 04 May 13 - 05:12 AM

keep posting good news!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 03:39 PM

last test at the haematology department gave a count of 140 - Dunno what it is counting but it was 75 when I was ill and my red blood cells were very small. All back to normal now. White cell count good as well so, all in all, good results. Just need to get rid of this blood clot, which should be soon and, fingers crossed, a clean bill of health.

I would like to thank everyone for their support and good wishes that I am sure helped me considerably.

Cheers all

Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: bobad
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 05:11 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: bobad
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 05:16 PM

"last test at the haematology department gave a count of 140 - Dunno what it is counting but it was 75 when I was ill and my red blood cells were very small"

Most likely those values are for your haemoglobin level expressed in grams per liter, normal for males is 135 to 175. A level of 75 with small red cells, known as microcytes, is indicative of iron deficiency anemia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: gnu
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 05:24 PM

Glad to hear the good news!


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From: Janie
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 07:42 PM

What gnu said, Dave!


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From: Bat Goddess
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 08:15 PM

"Dave, Dick and Spaw" - sounds like a comedy duo with a pet puppy. Got a TV series yet?

If it's not one thing, it's another...

Best of wishes and good, healing thoughts for everybody, all the way around. (Me, too, I guess -- maybe I should make an appointment for a checkup. Too busy worrying about Tom's day to day health issues to worry about my own, I guess.)

Linn


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From: catspaw49
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 08:22 PM

I think it's the Platelet count with 140 being the lowest in the acceptable range. GOODONYA!!!!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: bobad
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 08:50 PM

Spaw, I thought of platelets at first but since he was being investigated for anemia I figured it must be his Hgb level. I believe that the UK has adopted the international standard for reporting units as we have in Canada for over 20 years now.

In any case I'm happy to hear that Dave is on the mend.


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From: ChanteyLass
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 09:43 PM

Hooray, Dave!


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From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 29 Jul 13 - 10:44 PM

more cheers!!


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From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 03:55 AM

I think the measurement is what Bobad said - I am pretty sure they said it should be in the 130-170 range and I was half of what it should be. They seemed pretty sure it was iron deficiency as well. Thanks again.

Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: fat B****rd
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 05:54 AM

Whooopeee!


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From: billybob
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 06:17 AM

Very good news,
keep well Dave

Wendy xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 07:25 AM

Glass of stout a day helps: I had anaemia when I was a youngster in the sixties and the doc recommended a bottle of Mackeson a day! I kid you not...

Good news, Dave, and no doubt the reduced daily travel is helping.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 08:40 AM

100 - Yay! And on my own thread too :-)

D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 09:52 AM

Aren't you supposed to be at work?!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 10:04 AM

I am Pete - Just skiving, so I must be better :-)

D.


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Subject: RE: BS: Wish me luck! Anaemia tests...
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 30 Jul 13 - 10:52 AM

:-)


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