My DIL had 2 units of blood over the weekend as she had emergency surgery--- I have always been hesitant about donating--and now that I feel it more personally with her being so low on blood that it will now take her nearly 3 mos to build it all back up--
My feeling is more strongly than ever that I should not do it.
Nobody knows at all what causes this or by what mechanism it has become so widespread. I just don't feel right about it. I also have a ton of drugs and a cluster of other chronic illnesses.
I would be uncomfortable thinking my dear DIL was trying to build healthy blood starting with a base that included mine.
So I agree with Rowan. I may be paranoid? I don't know--but it creeped me out seriously thinking of poor N. with all her challenges now--and my 'unknown' issues blood.
Mimi has a good point--can't assume your dr always knows. I had one dr RX me 1000 daily after my blood work was lowish, and I do not remember what the number was. should have kept track. Next dr told me 2000. So I thought it was all fine and dandy, Neuro did blood work and said your D is low, and you are anemic--which PC dr did not find when doing same tests not long ago. So I guess the Neuro wants stronger results? She didn't know I was taking 2000 daily and told me to take 2000, I said I already do, so she said, ok--take 4000.
She also has me on vitron C which is a form of iron with vitamin C and which has buffers--iron makes me sick--so I am taking activia yogurt with it--which does help some. I'm noticing the activia makes me feel better gutt-wise all around.
Interesting thing I'm learning about vitamin C-- separate it from your B12 if you take it--but at least an hour. So since I am trying to get more B12 from food-- if I have eggs I skip my OJ for awhile. Vitamin C can destroy B12. Keeping track of all these things can be mind numbing with memory issues--so I am making more little schedules; and I may need to add another pill sorter. MaryView Thread