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.