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Gastroscopy adventures

Well, I’ll be honest. The gastroscopy was absolutely horrific. Probably the least pleasant experience of my life. Fortunately the hard part only lasted about 10 minutes, but they were some very long minutes! Apparently I have an unusually shaped stomach

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So… I have the endoscopy next week. It’s funny; I knew before I initially went to the doctor that it was going to happen, and my reaction was “OK, let’s get on with it”. Now that I have a definite

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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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