But there's a chance that in about 24 hours things will get a lot worse.
Today I have the second of my iron infusions and tomorrow morning I go in to be scoped to look for possible causes of the low iron. They're trying to "rule some things out," but of course that means they're looking for them. Some of the things they want to rule out are pretty scary.
At this point there are a couple of possibilities. If they don't find anything, it'll be another month before I start doing follow up appointments with hematology, and during that time, I'll probably be able to get back to a regular writing pace (for those of you worried about what the hell is going on here on the blog). If they find something, it might be a small fix or a lifestyle change type thing (like cutting out gluten) or it might mean I have to go into immediate treatment for cancer. And if that happens, I imagine the blog might actually take another HIT on productivity.
But I'm going to keep trying as hard as I can.
As a cancer survivor, I know the anticipation of the "24 hours until a test" thing. There's nothing pithy I can think of that may reassure you, but I guess I'd like you to know you're not alone and that we're rooting for you. Keeping everything crossed that it's a fat load of boring "no gluten for you," instead of another answer or no answer at all. Good luck!ReplyDelete
As someone who had cancer ruled out, I also know that waiting game. Here's keeping fingers crossed that you get answers you are comfortable with. <3ReplyDelete
Whipple Warriors have a saying: NEGU. Use that.ReplyDelete
Get well soon, Chris! Your friends and followers are with you every step of the way. ❤ReplyDelete
Fingers crossed and healing light for youReplyDelete
Sending best thoughts and all the healzReplyDelete
I hope the outcome is dull and easily managed. I look forward to reading more posts when you feel up to it.ReplyDelete
Sending you all love and support, and hope that you are kind to yourself no matter what writing you do or don't get to. You deserve all kindnesses.ReplyDelete
I also have unexplained chronic low iron and a few scopes under my belt. Ruling things out doesn't always feel like much comfort, but it's important, and in the worst case scenario, early detection is utterly crucial. But I guess you know that. Hoping for the best for you.ReplyDelete
As an Australian, I won't say I'm 'rooting' for you, because -as a lover of words- you may know that that means something _really_ different here. 😂 But sending good vibes nonetheless.ReplyDelete