Friday, August 21

The iron thing

Well, I'm thinking the iron transfusion worked. It has been just over a week since I got the transfusion and the last three days have been unbelievable. I am usually very "nap" oriented. Even though I may not always take naps, I always feel like I need them. Anywhere from 15-20 mins up to 2 1/2-3 hours. The last three days I have been going on 6 1\2 to 7 hours of sleep per night with no naps during the day. Admittedly, this evening, I'm pretty tired, but wow I can't believe the energy I have. It actually reminds me of when I was taking Concerta for my ADD issues. (Commonly known as speed!) I didn't take it very long, I just couldn't get over the fact that I was taking narcotics, it just bothered me!! But I really liked the benefit of being wound. I could really get a lot done and had tons of energy. After this week, I'm convinced I've found a much better drug....

It's called IRON!! :-)

Thursday, August 13

Iron Transfusion

Been having issues with my iron levels for over a year a now. Finally seen a Hematologist and he decided that since I obviously can't absorb iron through my digestive tract, we would completely bypass that system and go direct into the blood stream. So yesterday, I spent about 5 hours hooked up to an IV (thank goodness for pediatric needles!!) getting iron pumped into me. It was not a big deal, just time consuming. I do have a bit of a tan from getting the iron. They told me since the iron is bronze in color that my skin would turn a little bronze from the super saturated levels for about a week while my body got it all stored where it belongs.

So here we are at the end of the summer and I have a really cool tan that I didn't have to sit in the sun for. BONUS!!

I am thrilled to say good-bye to anemia, and I am looking forward to days that are not so tired and sleepy!!! Thank God for iron transfusions. :)

Monday, August 10

Sabbatical has ended...

Today is my first day back to the "real" world. Admittedly I am not ready. I have truly enjoyed being drama free, but life must go on. I cannot expect to "hole up" and still do effective ministry. If only it were that simple. So off I go again, life is rushing toward me and I intend to hit it running full speed.

God has spoke to me often the last three weeks (or, it's more likely I have listened often!) but regardless, communication has happened. My life is going to change dramatically over the upcoming weeks. I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around what my new schedule is going to look like, but rather than trying to figure it out, I am just going to start walking, one step at time, embracing every moment.

Bring on the CHANGE!!!