It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Anemia Message Board

Anemia Board Index
Board Index > Anemia | 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

My IV infusion was in an outpatient hospital setting. I was on the oncology floor for 12 hours. The entire bill was $2500. My insurance paid all but $500.00. The infusion was about a 9 hour process for me because the side effects initially gave me chest pain. I was very deficient in iron and had been for a long time. I was so weak that when I got to the hospital, they thought I was a cancer patient and I was treated so gently and tenderly. I think the kindness and consideration of the nurses helped me almost as much as the iron. After I received the infusion, I did not feel any stronger for about 2 weeks and I ran a fever for about one week. I had to stay out of work the entire week of the infusion, which was just as well because I was at the lowest point I had been and was not going to be able to hold out much longer. Looking back on it, I am amazed I didn't have a wreck or pass out more often from the lack of oxygen. Fortunately it has never been that bad again, however, there are now times when I sleep an entire weekend from fatigue when my iron starts to drop.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:02 AM.

© 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!