Thursday, September 15, 2016

The results

    The saga continues........I got the results of my B-12 level on Monday.  The level had dropped almost 60% in 6 weeks.  My doctor recognized the fact that my body is not digesting nor absorbing the vitamins I have been taking.  So he ordered up daily injections of B-12 for the first week and then weekly injections for a month  to see how I do.  A wonderful neighbor has been giving me the shots.....and teaching Sir Old Man to take over.   He gave me the shot last night and did an excellent job!
    I am overly tired and fighting  the depressed feelings that come with this stuff.  I struggle each day to accomplish one productive thing, like plan dinner or fold laundry.  My vision is worse, so I have not tried to sew.   There is no change so far with the neuropathy.  I continue OT/PT----it is time for the OT evaluation for Medicare.   Here's hoping things are brighter and better next week.....till then keep stitching for me.

21 comments:

  1. Wow, you have been through a lot. I had a friend who had pernicious anemia and she had to have the B-12 shots because her stomach wouldn't absorb it through food or pills. You are always in my prayers and will continue to be.

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  2. I'm so glad they caught it again before that level got any worse. Odd how the malabsorption happens. I am praying for you and (mentally) holding my breath expectantly to see what the Lord is going to do for you.

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  3. I'm so glad they caught it again before that level got any worse. Odd how the malabsorption happens. I am praying for you and (mentally) holding my breath expectantly to see what the Lord is going to do for you.

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  4. Wow - I guess your body really doesn't like B12! I pray the shots help and I'm really glad that Sir Old Man is learning to give them - I think he is a real keeper. Hang in there. Hoping and praying that next week you see some progress. ~Jeanne

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  5. I will hold you dearly in my heart. I hope the injections bring you some relief and strength.

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  6. Oh, Debbie, you are certainly going through a heavy trial!
    I hope the injections make a big difference.
    Still praying!!

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  7. I think of you often. Please take care, dear. Get well soon.!

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  8. Your B12 level is too low, and, my neurologist just took me off it, because my levels are too high. Both can cause neuropathy. Thanks for the banana pudding idea from last post. I'm taking some to church, for a tailgater, on Sunday. I can't wait. Keep on plugging, and, hopefully the injections will take. Hope the upcoming quilt show goes well. That should take your mind off everything a bit.

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  9. Reading the comment from Wanda - my Mum had pernicious anaemia and I remember as a little on her having these injections. After following what you have been going through I'm going to have my B12 levels checked, I take a proton pump inhibitor for gastric reflux but I have now read that this medications stops the absorption of B12!!!!!!
    Hoping and praying that the injections work quickly to bring your levels back up and you can gradually begin to feel the improvement.

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  10. Will keep stitching-and you will be in my prayers!

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  11. Oh, I am so sorry to hear of this setback. I have to take B12 daily to keep my energy up, but I am able to take it orally. For a while, I had to give mom B12 shots. It was easier to do than I thought it would be. Are yours going sub-cutaneous or IM? Most non-medical folks are squeamish about giving an IM shot.

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  12. Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of yet another setback. Your road to recovery has been fraught with so many roadblocks and we are all praying very hard that this is the last one you will encounter. Now that they have discovered the current problem, I hope that you regain your energy and are able to PT and OT your way to a much stronger Debbie. Many hugs and prayers coming your way.

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  13. Debbie, So sorry to hear of your steps back. You have been through so much. Sending you healing thoughts and prayers so you can get back to stitching.

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  14. Thinking of you, stitching for you, wishing you all the best!!

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  15. Oh my goodness. I surely was hoping for better news than that for you. You're in my thoughts daily, and I'm pulling for you to make a full recovery so that you can get back to the life you love. Wish I could do more.

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  16. Oh my. Ditto what everyone else has already said. I wish we were all geographically close to you so we could stop by and help out.

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  17. Oh my. Ditto what everyone else has already said. I wish we were all geographically close to you so we could stop by and help out.

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  18. Hoping for you that the B12 injections will be just what you need & will get into your system fast for quick results. I've bumped up my B12 with a multi vitamin since you've had this problem. I never knew what all the lack of B12 could do to a person. My prayers are continually being lifted up for you. I'm not sewing right now but am making a hot pad on a loom. Does that count as stitching for you? :) {{{HUGS}}}

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  19. Wow, you really are having a bad run. I'm sending positive thoughts to you each day even if I don't comment so often. Hugs

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  20. Praying for you to find peace with what God is having you go through. I know of these feelings a little--truly, I thought I was such a "strong" person mentally and spiritually and for the first 18 months or more of pain, I really did so well but knowing things may never be the same, that I may never get to do some of the things I love again, sleeping with and waking up to pain every single morning, feeling way, way too young to feel so old... I know for certain that trials are meant to strengthen us, that God always has a greater plan, and all of that can be comforting at times and other times, gosh, just not so much! And then I feel guilty because, compared to others, I just don't have it that bad. The emotional up and down and all over is enough to wear a person out! Just this evening someone reminded me that "The pain that you've been feeling can't compare to the joy that's coming." (Rom 8:18) I honestly don't know the magic words to make you feel better but maybe those will, even if just for a while?

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