Friday, May 14, 2010
Well I really should make a point to make an appointment for a total check -up with my doctor again, but like always I keep postponing it because I really don't like doctors. At my last checkup it was discovered that I suffer from Pernicious Anemia, also called Vitamin B12 deficiency. Your body has a certain reservoir of vitamin B 12 stored in your body and it usually is sufficient until your sixties, well my reservoir was pretty empty by age 42, I had next to no levels of Vitamin B12 in my body and was therefore to take a daily Vitamin B12 pill of at least 1000 mcg, plus whatever vitamin B 12 I take in with my daily food. Like always when you start to feel better one tends to start slacking off big time with sticking to the regiment of the daily pill popping, as I have been very guilty off, and I am starting to pay the price again. So needless to say I have started taking my B12 again faithfully every day for the last few weeks, but improvement is slow and next to undetectable and it really is driving me crazy, I have days where I can hardly keep my eyes open and my energy is so low that don't even want to move, plus the memory loss and the lack of concentration and the lightheadedness it's all starting to take a toll on me and I really don't want to do much, mainly because I can't remember what I wanted or needed to do, and because I don't have the energy. Thank god I have some driving forces behind me...like the donkeys to keep me motivated at least to do that, otherwise I surely could become a couch bound, Tv watching hermit. So here is to another shot of B12. WOO HOO!