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I took iron for granted

Monday, May 02, 2016

I have never before in my life been anemic. One of the side effects of chemo is iron deficiency. Can you guess what is lacking in my life these days? emoticon Yep. Good 'ol Fe.

I'm elated to finally know why my tongue was sore, I had cracks on both sides of my mouth. Add to that the fatigue -- it felt like I had some exotic sleeping sickness. Got my blood checked. Naw. Just low iron. They put me on iron pills. I'm hoping that physical activity and better nutrition will help me power through this sleepy era of my life. emoticon

I tried the Spark Recipes brownie-in-a-mug tonight. It was, well, rubbery. emoticon Probably won't be making that one again. Ah, well. At least now I know.

I'm thinking tonight is ideal for some yoga to help me relax. emoticon My sleep's been choppy these last few days. Between the treatment process, closing on our first home, and working full time, I have a few guesses as to why I've been on edge lately. emoticon

I've been dreaming of going on vacation. 2016 has been bumpy so far.. that's for certain. I relish the hour or two that I get to myself after my kids are snug in their beds. I normally use it to work out, blog, clean, look up recipes, catch up with family, etc. I'll have to start thinking of some trip ideas. emoticon I'm thinking of warm places where I can snorkel. Maybe I'll add that as a goal..
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  • ALIHIKES
    Glad you discovered what was causing your sore mouth! I never knew that was signs and symptoms of iron deficiency. Wow you are going through a very rocky year! Here's to hanging in there and making it through the tough times! (I'm doing yoga at night to help me sleep also!)
    1720 days ago
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