I am so gutted, I am waiting to have a total knee replacement and went to my Pre-Operative assessment on Thursday. Heart fine, blood pressure etc, all info for medication and conditions given, then saw the physio team to see what needed at home etc. letter from Guys to give my local anticoagulant clinic. Then I get a phone call Thursday night to say my Haemoglobin level is low. Nurse says referring me to the Rapid Access Anaemia unit.
Does anyone know how long it takes to get an appointment and when will they be doing as I have no clue. really thought that everything will in place etc and operation would not be too far away, then they find this which on my previous blood test in July was low as the nurse commented on it and that's why she want it done again. why did no one pick up on it then, so I could have sorted it out and not at the last minute/
Sorry just having a rant as its so upsetting as in so much pain with knee, cant take any stronger medication.
Just want the knee done.
can Lupus affect the haemoglobin as I have not had any bleeding experience to warrant why it would be low.