Blood Work

Monday, May 09, 2011
Now that I've passed the year mark, you'd think my health woes were behind me. Alas, they are not. When my OB turned me over to my family doctor, the blood work continued. I was checked every few months, my  most recent being this past week. While the majority of my blood work has been good, my potassium levels continue to fluctuate. They have never been "good" so to speak, but just on the low side of average.

I got the call today my levels were once again lower than they should be; however, I don't think we're in the danger zone. My prescription isn't a pill, but rather a glass of orange juice or a big banana every day for a month. Then, more blood work. I decided to google potassium deficiency, and imagine my surprise when I found myself nodding to several of the symptoms, the biggest being muscle weakness and fatigue. No wonder I've been so sluggish.

I'm hoping some OJ and bananas will up my levels and keep me from taking a supplement. I take enough vitamins and other medication, be it for blood pressure, migraines, etc. I feel like an 80 year old woman at 33. It's ridiculous. Here I am talking about potassium levels and blood work, while the majority of women my age are out chasing their kids. Oh well. Maybe some day. :)

4 comments

  1. OMG, you are 33?!?!!!! I can't believe it.

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  2. Kerry,
    I'm so sorry your body is slow to get back to normal. We both know I suck at both making & baking a baby but I would totally do it for you, if I could. Lovenox for another year & everything.
    However, mine seem to be defective, but that just means 1 would keep you just as busy as 2, and you'd never need another one lol.

    Happy Mother's Day. Even though I don't comment much anymore I still think of you all the time and check your updates.

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  3. Amanda - I hope that's a good thing?? lol

    Krystle - Thank you for your kind words. I don't comment as much anymore either, but I do still keep up with you as well. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day too!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by. Your comment about your hubby cracked me up. My hubby has a BS in physics and mine is in engineering physics (which just basically means that I needed to go to grad school because nobody knew what that was. LOL.)

    I'm so sorry for your loss and that your body is not doing what you want it to right now. I have all sorts of things wreaking havoc with mine too and often wonder when this 80 year old will crawl out of my body and leave me alone.

    Wishing you all the best with your adoption and looking forward to following along.

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