The test results came back that my new Internal Medicine doctor ordered. My feritin level was 12.7 ng/ml and my B-12 was 315 pg/ml. He told me to start getting my B-12 shots twice a month instead of once a month and to take an additional ferrous gluc. pill(in addition to the one tablet I have been taking for most of a year with no real improvement!). I emailed him back asking about infusions because I didn't see how taking two of the pills was going to do very much when one pill did nothing much for me over the last year. I have been so tired for so long and it feels as if the longer I am anemic the worse I am feeling! So...he ordered a series of 3 iron infusions and I get my first one tomorrow!! I was so happy I started crying when I got the voice mail about the infusions!! I still have the endoscopy to get through but I am hoping that if the infusions work and I start feeling better that the endoscopy won't seem like such a difficult thing. My MMA and the rest of my blood tests were okay except my MCH and MCHC were low. I am not sure if that means anything because I don't understand what they are but the Dr. didn't seem too concerned about those numbers being low. My Absolute Basophils were at 0.0 and I don't have any idea if that is good or bad!! I wish these tests were in English (or American!) so I could understand them! I am relieved that at least the PA and the additional anemia caused by low feritin are going to be dealt with! Thanks for listening and all the great advice!
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