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Venofer Iron Infusions – Round 3 (The Last!) (May 23, 2013)

Posted 04-02-2014 at 10:40 AM by k742
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Today (Thursday 5/23) was my very last Venofer infusion. I was so excited that it was the last one, but my stomach was a mess with nerves and dread since I didn’t have that great of an experience on Tuesday.

I am so thankful my Mom went with me (no matter what you may think, you are NEVER too old for your mom!) – she even made me a care package! Magazines, animal cookies, and coloring book and crayons (Crayola, for the win!)

I actually had a bit of a meltdown when...
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Venofer Iron IV/Infusions – Round 2 (May 22, 2013)

Posted 04-02-2014 at 10:34 AM by k742
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Ugh. That’s all I can say that sums up this round of infusions. Round 2 took place on Tuesday (5/21).

I didn’t have any adverse reactions to the Venofer, but I had a very difficult time with the IV (LOTS of bruising). They attempted the right arm but couldn’t find an adequate vein to use. So they went back to my left arm, and selected a spot in my forearm…must have been a smallish vein as it became highly irritated during the infusion! I noticed a burning/stinging sensation, then...
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Anemia – What I’m Learning, Part 2 (May 22, 2013)

Posted 04-02-2014 at 10:33 AM by k742
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This post will explain a handful of the common symptoms a lot of folks experience who are also anemic. Someone once said to me, “How could you not notice something wasn’t right?!” Well, read through the list – they all seem like very common ailments, don’t you think? I mean, if I went to the doctor every time I felt a little light-headed or tired, I’d be there all the darn time! All the things in bold are things I’ve experienced for so long I couldn’t even tell you when it started…things that I...
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Anemia – What I’m Learning, Part 1 (May 22, 2013)

Posted 04-02-2014 at 10:30 AM by k742

I posted yesterday morning about my recent experience with Venofer iron infusions. Today I’ll tell you a bit about how I arrived at that juncture.

I began seeing an internist in February for some lingering ‘female issues’ I’ve been having for a few months – very heavy cycles and bleeding between cycles. I was also experiencing a lot of pain in my lower abdomen, lower back, and pelvic region. In addition to ordering an ultrasound to check things out, she also ordered some blood tests...
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Venofer Iron IV/Infusion – Round 1 (May 20, 2013)

Posted 04-02-2014 at 09:57 AM by k742
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I had my first iron infusion yesterday (Monday 5/20/13). Let me preface this by saying I am a HUGE weenie and I was dreading this big time! My husband came along with me to keep me at ease, and that helped a lot. It also helped that the ladies in the Outpatient Clinic were super nice!!

My appt was at 12:30 and I was told to call an hour before so they could order my iron IV from the pharmacy. I arrived about 15 minutes early, and after I checked in, they directed me to the room where...
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