In the mail today I got my lab results from last Thursday’s GI appointment. I have iron deficiency anemia. I’m happy to know why I’ve been so fatigued. It’s been pretty terrible the last week or so. I’ve been drinking a lot of tea to try and stay awake. Dr. S wants me to take a multivitamin if I’m not already. I do take one but I haven’t been good about taking my vitamins since my colonoscopy. It really threw off my whole schedule. So I really need to get better about that. And taking my probiotic.
Dr. S still recommends going gluten free which I’m really starting to look into. M is also willing to go on a gluten free diet which is awesome. I’m glad he’s being supportive with this. Although if he wants something with gluten in it we’ll make a special trip for it or whatever. I did get the Practical Paleo book by Diane Sanfilippo so I’m currently reading up on that. I’ll need to work on finding the best gluten free friendly stores in town. Although now I need to figure out what to do with all of the gluten things in my house.
My WBC count is still slightly high at 12.7 but that’s a lot better than the 18 it was at a few weeks ago. I’m figuring that number is high from the inflammation in my colon. Still no word on when I’ll be starting the Humira. Who knows how long it’ll take for that to go through the insurance.