Iron ing the problems out …..
Spoke to Suze this morning very briefly, still none the wiser, still not in a proper ward due to no beds, and despite having a differing diet, the hospital doesn’t have the resources to provide a ranged diet? So end result is she is not eating ‘that well, but blandly and basically’.
By differing diet l mean – a healthy diet – not an overly specialised diet or perhaps being gluten free is too specialised for hospitals – it shouldn’t only be a diet that can only be catered for if you are private. More people these days are gluten free, are lactose intolerant and so on – that is because of the bloody chemicals agricultural giants insist on putting on everything we eat … they are the sods responsible for a global nation of ill people!
So now, Suze isn’t eating that well ….. in addition to everything else … brilliant … and still not even remotely the wiser for the main cause for the infection. She still sounds iller to speak to than the time she went into the hospital, but that is to be expected – especially when you are only allowed catnap sleep times, due to being awoken constantly for blood tests, CT scans and checks to see if you are asleep …. ?
One thing of note is that her Iron levels are extremely poor, very, very low, too low – so there is a goodly chance that this might well be one of the true culprits behind the issues. Iron deficiency anaemia – l know about this subject quite a bit due to my poor diet days and internal to external bleeding. But it is also something that post menopausal women can suffer from. It is something they are looking at – so it would be interesting to finally get some answers for Suze’s sake.
I am there visiting with Suze tomorrow so l can hopefully speak to someone and find out more, because Suze is always so drained and tired to talk to, plus there is always so much noise going on behind her, such as beeps and bongs and chimes and people voices, it is hard to hear her clearly with her tired whispered voice.
She has had a good range of visitors so far from friends from work, her cousin yesterday and apparently her brother and his wife tonight, so she advised me to not come along until the weekend.
This morning [in fact now, as this is a post dated post], l am at my first nutrition appointment, so hopefully l can get to the bottom of my own diet problems as well. It has been a trying challenging week, and whilst l am pretty upbeat and positive, l don’t know if l am in all that good a mood for pissing about with ‘nutrition talk’ today! Not being negative folks, just honest.
On top of everything l have been busy trying to pull my routine back into shape, so that will be affecting me as well l should imagine. Last night was the first night for almost a week that l managed to get to bed by midnight and this morning l rose at 6.45. So l am eager to renew my schedule, but with the stress of Suze being so unwell and the sudden admittance into hospital on Tuesday it just threw my order into chaos.
l hope l’ll find out some helpful information today regarding my own dietary requirements, as it needs to be sorted out. But maybe l can ask about Suze’s problems there as well as l am now wondering if the 2016 diagnosis of Candida for me was actually accurate – it may well have been, but as generous as it was for Suze to have joined me on the diet, perhaps it was a bad move for her as only the previous year had she really entered the post menopause period and the presence of a potential long running iron deficiency does make you wonder about huge changes to a person’s diet and more so when they ‘didn’t’ need to drop their dietary requirements down?
Her ‘iron deficiency’ started somewhere especially given her extremely low counts from the tests performed so far … but we’ll see l guess.
I’ll keep you informed on all counts.