Well.......for those of you that dont know, I just got released out of the hospital Friday.......I was admitted on Wed early afternoon, after being in the hospital on Tuesday all day for a blood tranfusion. My hemiglobin levels were extrememly low.....should be at a 12 and I was at a 4 on Tuesday when they did my first of 5 blood transfusions. This all stemmed from donating blood (plasma) through a company called Lifesouce. Well I have to try and make this a short story because its pretty long and I dont want to bore you with the details. But basically Lifesource screwed up and they should have never taken my blood (plasma) in the first place. Someone apparently read my levels wrong and then they basically drained me of all of the iron that I had in my system and I became extrememly anemic. Life threatening Anemic. To the point where I was told by my Dr's office to get admitted to the emergancy room ASAP and if I didnt have a ride that I needed to call 911 and get there. HELLO! Talk about scary. Well so the bottom line was that because I had the gastric bypass surgery about 5 years ago, my body has not been producing enough iron. Then I donated the blood and they took the iron that I had in my body out. So now I have to have a PICC Line surgically put in on Monday to get iron put back in my body through injections for the next 3-4 weeks 3 times a week. And this will be something that I have to continue for the rest of my life every couple of years. Bottom line here is that I could have died, Lifesource messed up....and now I think that I need to get a lawyer.
Im still feeling weak, and continue to have headaches...but thankfully Im still here.