Hi everyone , I am new to this so hope you can understand what I am trying to say about myself ,
I was 28 yrs and working 8.30 til 5.30 when I felt so ill, you all know ,thin , loss of appetite, pale waxen colour, tired, and the headache from hell. First visit doctor sent me away with a huge bottle of iron tablets, 6 to 8 weeks later I'm back, this time I come away with iron injections, which it had to take to work and get injected in the medical room, no sick notes they were like gold if you could walk you could go, I was feeling much worse and went back another blood test (little blob from thumb) I was given another coarse of injections, on my way out of the surgery I heard the receptionist say my doctor was away next week, after a few days and by this time I was trailing to work feeling I had done a days work just getting there, I went to see the other partner doctor, he took one look at me took a blob of blood on the slide tapped his machine, went next door to try his partners machine and he said he thought his was broken, he said I was very ill, I had to go In the waiting room and he would send for an ambulance .
When I got to the hospital I wasn't allowed out of bed, not even to go to the loo, and I had been to work that morning, in was in hospital for weeks it seemed like a lifetime, every time a doctor or the sister came down the ward it was nearly always for me.
I had test after test, tubes up my nose to the stomach, down my throat to the duodenum, barium X-rays , sternum marrow sample x 2, loads of blood tests, starvation days, drinks loads of water days, schilling tests x 2 .
Now although I thought I was neglected or misdiagnosed in the first place I thought my hospital specialist was the greatest, he never left a stone unturned and he was the best, he made me well again, yes I have PA and also intrinsic factor and I'm on injections for life, that was 48yrs ago.