Hi, all. I got a phone call from the hospital today following my pre-op on Wednesday. I'm anaemic due to low iron levels and have been for a long time now. I know this is bad, but I don't take my iron tablets. Anyway, during this phone call I was told to take my iron tablets as I should, otherwise I could risk having to have a blood transfusion during surgery. I am going to do what they have told me, but I'm scared that I'll still have to have a blood transfusion. In the past when I have actually taken my iron tablets, my blood results have shown no improvement. So I'm terrified that there will be no improvement between now and my surgery date (6th august) and that I'll have to have a blood transfusion at the surgery 😓 I'm scared enough as it is about the surgery.
Has anyone been in a similar position to me? Or ever had a blood transfusion?