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Iron tested 5
Feb 7, 2012
I went to a clinic last thursday I don't have any insurance & haven't got my iron checked in a little over a year now. My doctor says I'm severely anemic & my bloodwork came back a 5 he wanted me to go straight to the hospital for a blood transfusion. I told him I couldn't I have no insurance since my husband is not in the army anymore. I have been feeling like this for 2 1/2 years but even worse in some parts. I was placed in 3 hospitals within a month & stayed all in all a month. Lots of things dropped & got low. I have known I still wasn't feeling right for a long time now but just couldn't go. I knew getting so sick losing weight that my immune system would take a long time to get back to normal. I am going back in two days I have been eatting a ton of things with iron & vitimans with iron in them along with iron meds 3X's a day. One nurse said taking the iron oral & food with iron more than likely still wont help because it's just so low. If I can wait it out like 3 more months I can have insurance. I have been feeling like this for so long now anyway that another 12 weeks don't sound to bad if I could finally feel better after that. If I can get the iron level to go up any I think thats a start. The doctor said he wouldn't be able to walk 10 feet if his iron count dropped to a 5. He said he would be falling over sick in his chair but he knew my body has had to get used to feeling like this. Today I feel pretty bad even worse than usual. The doctor said it just slowly has got lower & lower over time. He said that unless I got in a bad accident & lost alot of blood or if Im bleeding somewhere on the inside. Which is why I do think to it has gotten lower over time. Does anyone know how much a blood transfusion would cost? I know just to walk through the door will be $800-1000 atleast...Thanks.

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