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Oct 10, 2008 - 3 comments

I just spent 5 days in the hospital with dehydration and blood in the stool.  I am on a blood thinner and it was too high.  I got 2 units of blood and 4 units of fresh frozen plasma.  They did all sorts of tests but couldn't find the source.  They will keep an eye on me for the next few weeks to see if my hemoglobin drops.  I am so sick of having IVs 24 hours a day.  My magnesium keeps dropping and I get IVs for that too.  Since I am on coumadin I can't eat the foods that have the most magnesium benefit.  I also have an ileostomy so I can't eat some of the other foods on the list.  I don't absorb the magnesium suppliment so I am in a bind.  I guess I will have to get those darn IVs for a long time.  Overall though I feel good.  Getting the transfusions really helped.  I have more energy since then.

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by bohan54, Oct 10, 2008
I'm not where you are yet.  It seems like a hard place to be.  I want to be strong like you and say positive stuff like "Overall I feel good."  I admire you, don't know if I'll be able to carry on like you tho.
I hope you continue to feel good for a long time.

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by marie3B, Oct 10, 2008
I agree with Sharon.  You are much stronger than I could ever be.  I hope you stay feeling well and keep the energy.  Marie

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by TrudieC, Oct 10, 2008
So sorry to hear.  What a circle you need to navigate.  Hope you are feeling more like yourself soon.  Trudie

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