Thinning skin on arms
I have been to several doctors, been tested about vitamin levels and all come back normal. I'm awaiting results from a hemotologist now.
I wish I could give you an answer, but all I can do is commiserate.
on 4/22/10 7:18 am
I know they need 11 (if they do several tests from shared vials) to 17 vials of blood to check everything that should be checked after WLS. Did they actually take and run all they need to?
I also know that many tests are missed even when they are marked to be tested, and some really important ones (like vitamin K, which a lack of could make you bleed) are almost always missed. Part of the problem is that some of the tests require the blood to be protected from light (like vitaming K), and it often isn't unless you know to tell the lab tech that, so those tests are just missed.
After my appt with the doctor one of my coworkers asked if I told him where I was raised, which I hadn't. So I wrote him a long email about the mining town I was raised in with the high rate of cancer, miscarriages, SIDS, etc. My next appointment is in a couple of weeks. I'm anxious to see what they find.
Thanks for your input. I didn't know about the vitamin K.
on 4/22/10 9:51 am - Sydney, Australia
I got to visit your beautiful city in 1985. I will always remember how beautiful Sydney is and how sweet the people are there. I've just recently, through Facebook, got in touch with the host family I stayed with there.
Good luck on your WLS journey.
i ALSO HAVE THE THIN SKIN AND BRUISED ARMS. i WEAR LONG SLEEVES BECAUSE I AM SO EMBARRESSED BY MY ARMS I BARELY TOUCH SOMETHING AND MY ARM IS BRUSED OR I HAVE A BLOOD BLISTER. MY ENDORC DR HAS RUN EVERY TEST SHE CAN THINK OF. i'm glad I'm not alone
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