Last iron infusion

Well, today I had the last iron infusion. It’s been a pretty busy week back and forth to the hospital; I’ve been there on Monday, Wednesday, and today. Each day I’ve been in for the infusions, and each day I’ve managed to need a blood test for various things. In addition on Wednesday I had a meeting with a nurse who will be there when I go in on Monday, who talked me through some more house-keeping. I’ve already started on a little preparation regime for the op. All in all its pretty straight forward; just taking dietary supplements to provide my body with more calories prior to the op. I also have an injection to give myself the night before to prevent blood clots. What is strange about this is that I am perfectly OK with the concept of giving myself an injection in the stomach. I have had the process explained, and I am not bothered with needles.

The only part that make me nervous are the little sachets of granules that I have to take with water on Sunday evening. This sounds totally bizzare but I am more concerned about this above the injection; and it was a something that caused the nurse to give me a slightly confused look. I explained that in the past I have had lots of blood tests and injections. I have never had a problem with these. However, in preparation for a colonoscopy a few years ago I had to take some bowel prep, which came in granule form in little sachets. I have had a few of these tests, but the one before last the bowel prep that I took in the morning caused a huge amount of pain and vomiting which lasted into the afternoon. Since then whenever I’ve had little sachets containing granules of some kind from the hospital – regardless of what these granules are – I’ve been uncomfortable with taking them.

So thats the fun and games from this week! Thanks for reading. Not sure when I will be able to write over the next week or so, as I’m likely to be out of internet connection while in the hospital. But I will update when I can.



About tomcoppin

Hello! I'm Tom, and have started this blog to share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I've had the condition for a long time and have recently undergone surgery, hence the scar in the picture. I want to share my experiences to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. If you have any questions then feel free to message or comment and I will answer! Have a great day people. KBO
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4 Responses to Last iron infusion

  1. jcrohnie715 says:

    Best of luck with the operation! Wishing you health and happiness and a speedy recovery!

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