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Iron is one of the minerals that the body needs to function.
Iron levels are a number that indicates how much iron you have in your body, most of your life it is 50. At my age, it should be around 45 and mine is now over 800.

That could mean that I have “Hemochromatosis”.
That is an illness where the body keep all the iron from the bowels and then stock it around the body, mostly the joints, kidneys, liver and heart.

What will happen over the years is that the body poisons itself.
Arthritis symptoms in the joints, kidney and liver failure and in the end heart failure and heart stop.

There is no medication for it so the treatment is that for the first year the hospital will remove ½ liter of blood, once a week. After that, it will be eight-12 times a year. For the rest of your life.

Therefore, if there are praying people here, I would be glad for a prayer that this is something else.



( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 12th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
er det tillatt å si FAEN? For dette er det siste du trenger.......
Aug. 12th, 2015 05:20 pm (UTC)
Det må man gerne, for det er det sidste jeg trenger... og håber det er noget andet.
Aug. 12th, 2015 10:12 pm (UTC)
Sending lots of love and good thoughts. *hugs tight*
Aug. 13th, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you Honey, I am so happy that you are here.
Aug. 12th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
Your in my prayers all the time sweetheart and I have faith that you will be fine,us women we are so strong and God doesn't give us things to deal with that we can't withstand I have mt fingers and everything else crossed for you <3 <3 <3 :)
Aug. 13th, 2015 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lisa, I hope that you are right.
But no matter what, I´ll get through it with friends like you ♥♥
Aug. 12th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
Gods!! I am ever keeping you in my thoughts, honey...

*hugs you hard*
Aug. 13th, 2015 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for being here for me darling♥♥
Aug. 12th, 2015 11:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not religious but I will send you every hope and positive thought I have. You must be going out of your mind with worry, my advice, do not go investigating for answers on the Internet. It will only make you even more stressed. It's times like these when I wish teleportation was actually I thing. I would be there in an instant with hugs and a shoulder to cry on.
Aug. 13th, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
To tell the truth, if it hasn´t been for you guys and my Mum, I would have lost it by now.
But I have been for blood tests today, and will get a result within the next week, so I´ll wait to freak out by then.
I don´t read about it on the net,just one medical report, so I know what it was about.
You are so sweet and kind and I am positive I can feel your vibrations here with me♥♥♥♥
Hugs and Love♥♥♥
Aug. 13th, 2015 07:38 am (UTC)
That is seriously messed up. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's something else and that whatever it is turns out to be something they can control easily.

Thanks for the explanation. As I mentioned in the other comment, I'm used to the other side, but there's the easy solution of iron pills. Disappointing that they don't have something equally easy for too high iron.

Hang in there!!
Aug. 13th, 2015 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you honey.
I hope it is something else too.
I´ve never heard about high iron levels before too.
But if it turns out to be Hemochromatosis, taking out blood out every week, is something I can live with if I have too.
Aug. 13th, 2015 07:45 am (UTC)
Are they taking the blood for tests or in hopes that would reduce the iron levels? I have no idea about this thing, but wouldn't dialysis help that way? But I guess once it's out of the blood and in other body parts, dialysis wouldn't be able to reach it.

Sweetie, I hope they are wrong and find a reason that is easier to fix *snuggles*

You know where I am, just text me whenever! *hugs*
Aug. 13th, 2015 04:55 pm (UTC)
Had blood test today.

If it turns out that I do have Hemochromatosis, them taking out a pint of blood each week, is the only way to reduce the iron levels.

The pints of blood leaving the body will reduce the iron over time.
It will be a cronical illness, but it can be controlled that way.
I do hope it is something else, but I will know in a week..

I know, and I am so exited for October to hug and kiss and kling to you and just have an amazing week.

Love you ♥♥♥

Aug. 17th, 2015 08:09 am (UTC)
I'm keeping my fingers crossed, sweetie *snuggles*

We definitely will be having an amazing week!!! :)
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