About two hours after my last infusion the worst body aches set in, like the fly x10. So today we are going to try and combat that with a dose of Tylenol when I leave. I guess it's a side affect that's not common, but can happen. Go figure right?
I have to say I didn't notice a big difference in energy after the last infusion. There is some debate on whether my body can properly absorb the iron. So we'll see what happens after this one. I have one more scheduled for next Tuesday and then I go back to the GI the second week in August. My big question is why the seemingly sudden drop in iron lately?
I also finally have my MRI of my left hip this afternoon. Hopefully that will show something as to why my hip hurts and my left leg in general.
Speaking of that left hip, I didn't let it hold me back from going on a small hike while we were away last week. With the help of crutchy and the hubs, I was able to take in some of the beautiful oasis' in the desert (not to be confused with mirages!) It was hard and I was very sore, but it was so worth it.
Lesson learned, using the help of the crutch might just allow me to do more and more;) UGH, hard lesson, but it could be so much worse.
You want to know the greatest accomplishment of last week, actually going in the pool. It has been a long time -- four years -- since I have been able to do so without worrying about poo problems or post surgical issues and what not. It was glorious and I found the perfect waterproof band aid/gauze combo to effectively cover my little stoma buddy. Woo Hoo.
Also, spending so much time in the pool last week was so great on the whole bod. I'm going to look into some water aerobics too.
So you see our vacay was offered a plethora of discoveries and relaxing moments. It's moments like these that I realize again just how lucky I am. That I will continue to persevere and do the things I want even though it's hard on my physically because the emotional benefits are so great.
So as I sit here pumping iron, fighting the nausea battle that's raging once again these last days, I'm going to close my eyes and think of that hike, the gorgeous scenery and those pools and smile.