I went for my test results on Monday.
I don't know how I could have studied more, but even with all the effort I'm still falling short of the mark.
The ferritin needs to be at least "25"; after a year of iron therapy- at least 8 months of that being very aggressive, I've gone from "5" to "17".
Seven more to go.
I got a little pushy- (as pushy as I could ever be).
"Why is it like this?!" I asked.
He didn't know.
We've ruled out internal bleeding/leakage, which leaves the other logical, blood losing possibility.
When I said, "This is ridiculous. It's been over a year! I'm really tired of being tired."
He agreed, (that it's ridiculous) and understood (the rest).
I have an appointment for another pelvic ultrasound followed by a visit to a specialist.
I'm assuming it's a gynecological specialist, but at that point it was so encouraging to be getting any kind of action on pinpointing the cause of this persistent anaemia that I really didn't care what kind of specialist it was.
So, who knows! Maybe by the end of January I'll have an idea of what's going on and if there's a way to fix it and get back to normal before we all completely forget that there ever was such a thing as non-fatigued normalcy.
I need a nap.