Sorry I've not been on the blogs properly lately. I've tried to keep posts set up, and I've tried to keep up with commenting and such, but it's been difficult. Why? Because I haven't been well. To cut a long story short, I've been anemic for several years, but I did have it under control - even without pills - only something seems to have changed that. Not sure what, though - hopefully - all the tests I had done will shed some light on it. Anyway, I had been a bit worried about my iron level since before Christmas, but wasn't all that worried. I mean, I figured it was down a bit, but never thought for a moment it was as low as it is. But it was discovered on Monday - when I went to see the doctor for something else - that my iron level had dropped way below the normal range. The normal range is 12+, mine is currently at 7. If it was any lower I'd be in hospital right about now. In fact, it's only that I'm young enough for my body to - in theory - work with the pills that I'm still home as it is. I'm on a high dose of iron tablets, and seeing the doctor Monday morning to see if that's enough or if she thinks I do need to go in to hospital after all. I'm hoping not, since I'd much rather be taking loads of pills at home than end up in hospital having a blood transfusion. But if I disappear completely then that'll be why.
In the meantime I'm not feeling too great - actually, I haven't been feeling too great for a while now - and I'm extremely tired. I suppose the good thing here is... At least I'm getting plenty of sleep, for a change. It's actually staying awake that's the problem lately. But that will go back to normal - well, normal for me - when my iron level is brought back up.