I can view my lab results online, so of course I looked them up.
I passed my glucose tolerance test with no issues.
I am, however, anemic. Red blood cell, hemoglobin, hematocrit, all flagged as low. And not “0.1 below a wide reference range” low, but actually low. Not “baby is also likely anemic because girl where is your iron” low, but low.
Remember how I really want to be more active and just can’t handle it? Remember how I’ve been sick for the last continuous month? Remember how I just run out of steam all. the. time.?
Yah. That’s probably anemia.
Thankfully, treatable and common and not at dangerous levels and maybe now I can feel a bit more like myself!
I am, however, really annoyed. Because I was vegetarian for 22 years without ever being anemic, and I only started eating meat to try to have a baby, which seems to have really helped (see: embryos that aren’t shit quality), but now, NOW! I’m anemic.