Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sometimes you don't have to know everything.....

"too much information can be as bad as not knowing everything."

That's my thought anyway.  I had blood work done a couple of weeks after I took ill and the results came back with me having low iron.  I have never had a high iron count and have always been on the lower side with my numbers.  With the side effects of the blood thinners things went from bad to worse.  So I started taking iron pills.

Fast forward to the end of January and I was in our doctors office with dh and asked him while I was there if I could have a blood work requisition to see if I had managed to get my iron count up.  Where we go to have our blood work done they offer an online site where you can view your results.  Normally I never bother with it, but as I was the one that requested to have the blood work done, I figured I would take advantage of it.

Pretty easy to access the site and set up an account and easy to see your results.  Especially where they highlight what numbers are either high or low!!  Now I would love to say it was all gobbly gook, but no they even give you links to what everything means.

In my case I am close to where I should be with the iron; but I am popping another iron pill to help it go up even more.  It's what was highlighted HIGH that I know I am going to get a lecture about next time I am in the doctors office!!!

Dh got his blood work done also this past week and we looked at his results, and he has the same issues as me; I guess when you eat the same you suffer the same.........so I guess I should tell the doctor to just lecture us both at the same time!!!!

The sad thing is I know what the problems are, and of course it is what we eat.  I am reading a book called "Your Cholesterol Matters," by Richard Furman at the moment, and do intend on implementing what he recommends in the hopes of improving our diet, but I am only half way through the book, so can't do it yet............well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it!!!  (I will be reviewing the book shortly.)

8 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Well worth the effort in the end Gill, your health is important.

Wisewebwoman said...

Don't give up on blogging please. I've been close myself. Particularly with I'll health and living alone and challenges. We need each other!
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Boyett-Brinkley said...

do some reading on apple cider vinegar and honey and see if it is something you might try for a natural aid to lowering cholesterol -- making sure that it doesn't interfere with any existing medications, of course. It might be something you would want to try.

barbara woods said...

we all suffer from this growing old

William Kendall said...

I know from blood donation that my iron levels occasionally go a bit low- at least in terms of their threshold. They say you should eat liver, but yecchhhh!

Betsy said...

You're probably getting lots of advice, but mine is oatmeal! My Hubby had high cholesterol and the only change we made was switching to oatmeal for breakfast most mornings. It dropped tremendously and the doctor is very happy now. An easy change and no new drugs! Good luck!
Blessings,
Betsy

Jackie said...

Diet can do wonders for cholesterol, so I am sure you can get yours under control.

God bless.

peppylady (Dora) said...

It been a while since I been here. I know or it seem like doctor lecture on something. For me it my salt intake. Then for hubby it sugar.
Coffee is on