July 27, 2015 will be 11 years since I had RNY Gastric Bypass. I wish I could say it’s been all good and no issues – but I can’t. I’m once again, in the middle of iron infusions as I continue to struggle keeping my ferritin levels up. As you can see by this icky photo, my veins don’t cooperate with IV’s and this is the result.
Gastric Bypass Iron Infusions
I’ve blogged before about my experience with iron infusions, and my allergic reaction to those. It’s literally been years since I’ve had an iron infusion, because of those reactions. I’ve tried every type and form of iron supplement, and nothing was working at really keeping my ferritin up. It’s been a real struggle, and once again, my ferritin was dangerously low (9) and all of my other iron markers were off (Total Iron Binding Capacity was high, total iron saturation only 7%, etc…). To say that I’m tired, would be an understatement and I have hair loss and every other symptom that would go along with anemia. [Read more…]