I had my spleen out as the result of a riding accident when I was young, and from time to time in my life I've been anemic as a result.
The most recent episode was this week, when my doctor made me come to
the hospital and I needed five pints of blood. It was a wakeup call for sure; I thought I had been doing all right, but I hadn't even realized that I was slowly going downhill. I started feeling better immediately, and watched the color come back into my skin and lips -- it was a little surreal how quickly it happened.
I hate taking iron supplements because they bother my digestion and can make me nauseous (unless I eat a huge meal), but now I must. Can anyone help me figure out how to make them a way of life without making discomfort a way of life as well?
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