The avid reader of FPE will know all about my dizzy spells and my forthcoming doctors appointment. Well, today was the day that I visited the doctors to discuss the results of my blood test.
After panicking about the results, and then listening to the receptionist telling me not to panic but it seems from my notes that I am lacking B12, I can clarify the receptionist is correct. I have a B12 deficiency.
I feel slightly disappointed with my body I must admit, as I eat a healthy, balanced diet and I'm not one of these people who constantly chomp away on crisps and chips, declaring their hate for fruit and vegetables. Okay I may have the odd chocolate bar and slab of cheese, my two weaknesses, but after discussing my diet with the doctor it is clear that despite my efforts my body is not absorbing B12. Apparently, if I carry on missing this essential vitamin it could lead to pernicious anemia, and the consequences of this could be very dangerous, at one time fatal.
Therefore, for the next month I will have to participate in a B12 injection every week. Another blood test will be taken, my immune system monitored, and I could need further injections, every three months for the rest of my life. Phew. It's a darn good thing that I do not have a needle phobia, otherwise life could become very tricky.
However, I am warming to the idea of no dizzy spells, no energy slumps, a far superior memory and concentration span, and a general feeling of well-being. I could even turn into Superwoman, and inherit special super powers. X ray vision perhaps? The ability to fly around the planet in 5.5 seconds? Maybe I'll even dress in a red cloak and wear red knee high boots. Hmmm. Now there's a thought. You better watch out world, because here I come!
Picture of the day:
The spotty flower.