Since we started, I have seen a measurable change for the better in my blood issues. My Oncologist/Hematologist has, as well. I’ve had over 150 appointments with this oncologist/ hematologist, four very painful bone marrow biopsies, dozens of blood transfusions, 60+ IV iron infusions, and many other tests and procedures. But I’ve rarely seen gains in my hgb levels. For the first time in 7 years of treatment, my hemoglobin has gone up on it’s own, without any iron or other infusions. The week after I saw you the first time here in Florida, my blood test showed my hemoglobin had gone from 7.2 to 8. Two weeks after that it was 9. This is the first such increase in many years. Having higher Hgb levels helps everything! At lower levels, blood doesn’t carry oxygen, which impacts every organ in the body. My heart, my brain, lungs, everything suffers. I’ve been very fatigued for years, finding I need to nap every afternoon, something I’d never done before my blood issues started. Since working with you, I find I’m relying less on these daily naps and getting more done. The cumulative effect is hard to underestimate. It was depressing me seeing my house getting messier and needing outside help. I’ve always been a self sufficient person and very active. I had hobbies, a nice garden, I did volunteer work. All these things stopped as I struggled to just provide basic care for my family. This all made me sad and frustrated.
Now my energy is coming back! If I can continue these gains with my Hgb I can continue to resume my old life and activities, which I’ve really missed. As I see more things getting done, my mood improves. These things build on each other.
My doctor asked what I was doing differently and the only thing I’m doing differently is working with you! He said to keep doing whatever I’m doing.