Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hopefully Optimistic

Hi friends! Here is my November Joyful World SAL progress thus far.
Let's see, I had blood work done that shows I am anemic and deficient in iron, magnesium and severely deficient in vitamin D. My doctor actually said my levels are what he sees in nursing home patients. Nice. Any surprise? I have not gone in the sun AT ALL FOR ALL OF JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, AND NOW OCTOBER! He said, "Yes, I can see that. Your numbers prove it!" So I am on some super high doses of slow release vitamin D for 8 weeks and I will get my blood rechecked. And my fingernails should start regrowing and quit splitting and cracking and peeling! I am on iron and the magnesium too. I have an appointment with a GI doctor. I had x-rays for my lower back. An MRI will be next for my back.

I am hopefully(and cautiously) optimistic though, because I had two doctors and one PA tell me that all three of these low levels can cause headaches by themselves. They think that I will have greatly reduced or removed headaches once my blood gets fixed up. No one knows how long I have been anemic for. Oh, I pray it is so!!

The winner of the Shepherd's Bush Glory Scissors Fob is Beth! Beth please email me your address. :)

I hope YOU have a SUPER weekend my friend!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

38 comments:

Maggie said...

Oh i hope the prescribed tablets will sort your headaches out at last.

A blood test earlier in the year showed that i was deficient in vitamin D and i have been taking a supplement since then, I must say that it has helped with aches and pains as well as nail and hair growth and the doctor said that i wouldn't hurt to carry on taking them all the time, so i am, i don't tend to sit out in the sun much either.

Fingers crossed for you x

Pull the other thread said...

Keeping everything crossed that this will resolve your headaches and that the back gets solved soon as well. At least things are moving forward for you. Lovely progress on your new start.

Christina said...

Glad you are getting some answers and hopefully treatment that will help. Nice start on you SAL.

Margaret said...

Catching up on your last post and this one. Prayers that you are finally getting answers to your health problems. You've suffered enough!

Robin in Virginia said...

Hi Vickie! Your start of the November piece looks good. I hope with the addition of the iron, magnesium, and Vitamin D you will find some of your headache pain reduced. Thinking of you! Have a relaxing weekend.

Maggee said...

Yes, anemia is no joke! Had a friend with 'pernicious anemia' that had been undiagnosed for quite a while. I take 50,000 IU of Vitamin D a week, because the cancer treatments did something and I became deficient. So I am borderline osteoporosis... called osteopenia. :( SO GLAD you are taking supplements to get your blood and body fixed up! Hugs!

Vicki said...

Glad you got some new information, hopefully you'll see real improvement soon!

Manuela said...

Wonderful start on your Joyful World of November
Ich hoffe die Tabletten helfen dir.
Happy Weekend, Manuela

Lili said...

Lovely start on your SAL!
I hope that this treatment will help you. Hugs!!!

butterfly said...


They could be so right , hope you feel better after .
Good start ,hugs.

Linda said...

Oh I am so happy to hear that they might have figured out your headaches Vickie. How exciting. Nice start.

Linda

Barbara said...

Oh I am praying that once those levels get back to normal, your headaches will disappear.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a tactful Doctor! At least it's another avenue to explore. Do you get your iron levels measured during pregnancy and ante-natal? I took iron with both my pregnancies so that is one of the first things they would look at if I was ill.
Nice work on the border for Joyful World, can you believe the SAL is almost done?

Summer said...

All the best with your health♥ Hugs♥

Judy said...

praying

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Prayers sent your way sweet friend. ((hugs))

Von said...

Oh, these test results could explain a lot! Praying these supplements greatly improve and even eradicate the headaches!
Great start to your November!

marly said...

Hope this diagnosis helps get your body in balance. Many symptoms and issues are caused by drug induced deficiencies from medications we need and take regularly. These supplements will certainly improve your well being!

Barb said...

I really hope this will help with the headaches! Still keeping you in my prayers!

Julie said...

I hope these supplements help you Vickie. I too have to take Vitamin D as was very low on it.

rosey175 said...

I hope the supplements help you! My body complains when I do not have enough potassium but luckily I like bananas enough that I can keep it happy. :) Vitamin D is something I need to look into though. I get depressed in winter (SAD) and it is supposed to help with that.

I like the November piece very much; the blues are stunning in it (or is this going to be a poodle?) :)))

Bea said...

Oh Vickie, maybe some answers finally! I pray so. Very nice start on November as well.

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie I am just hoping and praying so hard that you will feel better when your levels are up!

Your needle really flies my friend! Great start on the SAL!

Sending big hugs to you and hoping you have a great rest of the weekend!

Carol said...

That is hopeful news, Vickie--if simply taking vitamins and supplements will help with the headaches, that would be wonderful!

Looking forward to November's SAL finish!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Glad you're moving forward at last Vickie. The iron supplement should make a big difference alongside the Vitamin D.

Lesley said...

No wonder you are struggling..a core problem so often causes more problems.This latest round with doctors' sounds more positive.Taking Vit.D is a start!
Nice progress on Joyful World SAL.

Brigitte said...

I hope with you that once your vitamin D level and the ire and magnesium levels will be restored your headaches will get better, and maybe even vanish. I keep my fingers crossed ....

Lumiruusu said...

I promise to keep on praying for you my dear friend..great start with your WIP...

Penny said...

I'm hoping and praying that bringing these levels back to normal will solve the headaches. Your perseverance through these tough times has been amazing.

Angela said...

I'm hoping the supplements will help you. I've been taking Iron and Vitamin D for years and my levels refuse to go up.

moreofhim said...

I'm so glad you got checked, Vickie, and will be praying that this fixes those horrible headaches! Prayers for your back and for full healing in all areas.

Blessings - Julie

Sally said...

I do hope these supplements help you Vickie. I have heard being low on these things can cause all sorts of problems so fingers crossed.

Hilda said...

Hello my dear friend!
Oh what a long and hard way for you to find out, why you always have that headaches. But I am so happy that you are hopefully optimistic. I really really hope these suppliments will help you!

Sending you a big hug!

Hilda

Andrea said...

Hoping this is finally the answer to your prayers.

Tiffstitch said...

Yikes! I hope you're soon on the mend. Definitely low levels can cause headaches, plus tiredness, so you may feel like a whole new person in a couple weeks.

Jaylyn said...

I love your work !

Jaylyn

gominam said...

Nice start. I need to get some sun too because of deficient vitD, i'm also taking these capsules weekly for 12wks. Hopefully we'll get there.

Beth said...

Hope this puts an end to the headaches!