Re: After the transfusion...
I know what you mean about having a proactive doctor. I just switched docs so this one is brand spanking new for me.
A few years ago I was experiencing fatigue, vision spots, etc. It wasn't as bad as this time (I finally went to the doctor because of blinding headaches and going through like a bottle of pain killers in 2 days), but it was bad enough that I wanted to at least get checked out. That doctor never took one blood or urine sample. He just looked at me and told me I was depressed and put me on Zoloft. It was such a bad experience I avoided going to the doctor until now (3 years later).
In retrospect, my iron was probably low then and I wonder if I had a decent doctor at the time would it have ever gotten as low as it had last week?
I'm still ready to go to the next step and see what's going on. I have to wait an extra few days because my doctor is on vacation until next Wednesday. The suspense is killing me!