Friday, June 6, 2008
Well, I had a follow up visit with my doctor from roughly a month and a half. I got some results on my bloodwork. Well, my iron levels are low to the point where it's not good and it can put a strain on my heart and my body (borderline getting a blood transfusion). I also found out my A and D levels are pretty low as well. The good news was my hormones and thyroid where doing well, but I know that being anemic and running is gonna be a little tough on my heart. So, I need to bring up my levels which is going to be very tough for me. I'm highly allergic to sulfur, anything I eat or take that turns into Sulfur dioxide ( I can't even have onions, garlic or pork) I can not have and most iron supplements because are sulfur based. It's been a bit of a struggle for the last few years, but now I know with running and training it's critical it get my iron levels up so I don't strain my heart. If anyone has any suggestions besides the Floridex (which I've tried) I can get all the help I can get. Well wish me luck, I figured I rest today and do a run tommorrow, wish me luck.