Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tuesday morning...dashing out the door

I've just got a minute before I have to leave for work. But I wanted to let you guys know that Steve got a call yesterday from his doctor's office. The biopsy on the polyps they removed from his colon was negative! (Thank YOU!)

Unfortunately, he has not been feeling well since Saturday night and has eaten very little since that time. The doctor is supposed to call him today, and he's going to update the doc on how he's feeling and try to get some help. He's taking the med they prescribed for the hiatal hernia, but it doesn't seem to be doing much of anything. Basically, he's living on Pepto Bismal and the occasional (twice a day) small bowl of cereal...he can't keep that up indefinitely.

I got my liquid iron yesterday (wow...that was fast!) and I'm going to take at least double, perhaps even triple doses until my follow-up doc appointment next month. It actually doesn't taste bad. Or maybe I'm just used to drinking gross stuff.... It's sort of cinnamon-y ... kind of like drinking a cinnamon TicTac. Not bad at all.

Gotta run.


Gary ("Old Dude") said...

Sorry Steve is still feeling punky, and I'm glad you have found your liquid Iron supplement eatable. I'm not sure you should take more than normal doses, as that will only distort the Doc's results and not give him a true readout of your condition---is he aware that your taking non-perscribed supplements??

Patty said...

Thanks, G. I've got to get my iron level built up - gotta get it to normal and find a way to keep it there. If liquid iron does the trick, then I'll happily take liquid iron from now on.

I did call his office and give them the info on the liquid iron. Good thing is my doctor will allow me to actually have input about my treatment. He's a rare breed.

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