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Hey gang! I'm back from my Faraheme iron!
I was a wreck! I mean, there was so much talk about it over the past few months! I was beginning to think I'd never get iron.
But I did-ok, here's what happened.
I went in & talked to the Dr a bit. I was surprised because when I was told I have pernicious anemia, the Dr said I'd need both iron & b-12 shots monthly, for the rest of my life. Apparently I misunderstood-it's always so busy in there!
The Dr today said we lose B-12 thru our urine, thats why I need those every month for the rest of my life.
Iron, the Dr said, doesn't get eliminated thru our urine. It stays (I guess).
They have nice reclining chairs & portable heaters in the infusion room. The nurse went over everything with me. She said I may feel flu-y for a few days & and/or have joint/bone pain. She said not 1 of their patients ever had a big complaint about feraheme.
She pushed a big vial of dark liquid in my arm after benedryl & an antacid. It took about 1 1/2 hours. I'm fine, just sleepy from the benedryl.
So, I go back in a week for another round.
Dr also told me to make an appt with my gastro about my stomach aches.
I'm sleepy! More later-

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