Dr. Has a Clue also gave me the green light to live a normal life again. She then sent me over for a CBC, Iron, Ferritin and something else blood test to see how my iron is currently and if I have any iron reserves yet. Because a month ago, my ferritin levels were at a 3. Meaning I had absolutely no iron reserves – normal starts at 20. I should have those results by Friday. I don’t have to go back in to see her for 6-8 weeks.
And on a positive note, I’ve lost 8 pounds since my visit to her office 5 weeks ago. I pointed out that they removed the giant killer uterus, and they pointed out that that didn’t weigh 8 pounds. It did, however, weigh 0.46 pounds – versus the 0.15 that is much more normal. So that accounts for at least a little bit.
She liked the fact that I said that my plan for 2008 is to hire a trainer. That was actually my plan for this fall originally, but then all this stuff got in the way. I need to find someone that will work with me to protect my funky shoulder, and will be more than just a counter. I can count for myself – I need someone that will actually work up a plan for me and keep me on task. Anyone in Houston know of a trainer on the north side of town (near Willowbrook or Spring-Cypress/290) that they recommend?