At our local hospital we have all sorts of specialists it seems. Today I saw one who leads on vitamin deficiency and I'd been referred to him by my chest clinic specialist. I had had some blood tests done and they showed that my Vitamin D level was low.
He's looked at the test results and my notes and tells me that there is no problem with going back to taking D3 on a regular basis, although I've to change from the tablet type, which have added calcium, to a gel capsule type which has none.
I am now on a register to have my blood tested regularly, so he can check what level of D3 is in my body and that I'm not going to poison my system or anything like that. In my case he's all for it as I don't eat cheese or yoghurt, which would be a natural source. He's suggested I look at alternative natural sources, so liver, egg and fatty fish (omega-3, not deep fried!) are on my hit list.
He's also sending me for a 'bone scan' as he wants to check for potential osteoporosis.
I've also had a call to arrange a visit from a doctor employed by ATOS to visit me in relation to my DLA application. I mentioned in a previous blog that it seems I have already gained a couple of steps up the ladder because they are coming to me. I didn't have to ring up to change an appointment at their centre or anything.
He will be here on Tuesday afternoon for about 15 minutes I'm told. Just what he will do I have no idea at present. I wasn't asked to do anything special