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Life and Gastroenterology

The gastro appointment was not very insightful but I’ve now definitely in the queue for an endoscopy and an MRI. I’m not sure what the MRI might show. Apparently both of these should happen in the next four weeks and

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Life updates

The general health was improving but I had a setback last week with some more bleeding which I triggered by running Tuesday evening. As before it took about 48 hours before evidence of bleeding stopped so I guess my haemoglobin

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Medical

So the medical update is… I have a specialist appointment in four weeks, but in the meantime: Haemoglobin has moved up from 13.2 to 13.4 in two weeks. The healthy range starts at 13.5, so I’m not far off. Whatever

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Progress?

Despite deciding to the contrary until after I have my next blood test, I went for a short run yesterday after all. I did a few walks this weekend and they went much better than the walks I had last

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Officially anaemic

So my haemoglobin is slightly below the threshold for anaemia. Not a long way below, but I am officially anaemic. Unfortunately this is less insightful than I hoped, because I don’t know what my level was a few months ago.

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Continuing to not be dead

So I think hearing that I really have lost blood has made me accept that I am actually feeling a bit ill. On and off anyway. Tomorrow I find out more. What I need to ask is: 1. Assuming I

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Picking my battles

I got the blood test result back – sort of – and everything is normal apart from the blood count. Unfortunately the receptionist couldn’t give me any real details so I have to wait until Wednesday for a doctor’s explanation.

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