My blogs are for the most part, upbeat and positive, and this one will be also with a slight exception. It deals with a negative issue. I am writing because I need an outlet for my thoughts, because someone out there may benefit from what I am dealing with and because I am on a fast before a procedure and I need something to do or I'll go crazy!.....LOL Summary of problem: found over the summer, that I could not dig holes for bushes anymore, mowing the grass made me want to sit down every 10 minutes and hauling a laundry basket up the steps of the basement had me so short of breath, I had to plunk my butt down and take a breather. Hmmm, odd. Now, I am not exactly an exercise nut, but I have been able to hold my own in my garden. Finally, (and why do we take so long to see a doctor) I had some blood tests run. Turns out because of some meds I take for diabetes, I had no B12 left in my body, which in turn eliminates the iron in the blood which makes one very tired and sick. Well, the B12 returned (via shots) but the iron, no where to be seen; still. Sooooo, I was started on iron pills, levels still dropping. Referred to a Hematologist (a very lovely and wonderful soul), but levels are still dropping. She ordered an Iron Infusion to the rescue. I had never heard of this and was eager to get this liquid energy in a bag! Went yesterday with my trusty side-kick and daughter (E.Charlotte) and had my first dose. I have to admit I was a bit nervous, but she kept my mind off the matters at hand, and I got thru it. Piece of cake. Well almost. I hear it will take me about 3 months to get back to where I should be, and I have to go every week for the next 2 months. Oy! And there is still the question as to why I am no longer making little red blood "boats" so I have some more tests to go thru in the next few weeks. But, as my girl says, they will fix it and she will go with me every time if I want her to. She is my rock right now, and I don't think I could do this without her. So we will pick up treats for everyone in the IV room, save all our juicy stories for that time to share, and watch as that bag of rusty liquid drips into my body, restoring me once more to my livelier self. And in three months, I will be as the picture below shows, I will be Iron Girl!