Update on low iron and met with hematologist

on 12/6/17 12:24 pm
RNY on 07/11/17


I lucked out. Met with a great hematologist about my low iron. Immediately scheduled me for iron infusion for Friday this week. Fecal occult negative so no gastro bleeding. Thankful I didn't have to push for iron. Basically he said that he thought I would need regular infusion. He also said that he did not think taking the prescription iron would help me much and said I should stop taking it because the three time a day iron I am taking is actually making my stomach worse with gastritis and some reflux.

Babs in GA

HW 340 Revision SW 224 GW 165 CW 151

Revision from sleeve to RNY

Pre op: -5 M1-12 lbs M2 11 lb M3-5lb M4 -9lb M5 -2 M6-6 M7-7 M8 -4 M9-5 M10 -2 M11 -2

189 lbs lost and 14 pounds below goal !

on 12/6/17 12:46 pm

I'm so glad your hematologist is on top of things. Hopefullly you'll feel better once your levels come up.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017


on 12/7/17 4:27 am - Putnam, CT
Revision on 02/04/15

Have you had infusions before? Only asking because I just had them a month ago and while I feel amazing I was not prepared for the bills that total over 2K even with insurance. I hate Cigna.

Dr. Sanchez Lapband 9/12/2003
hw305/revision w280/cw197/gw150

Revision from Lap Band to Bypass on 2/4/2015 by Dr. Pohl


on 12/7/17 6:10 am
RNY on 07/23/14

Ugh that stinks

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Maintaining a 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

Need to get back to Basics? The Five Day Meat Test



on 12/7/17 7:26 am
RNY on 07/11/17

HI, My out of pocket is exhausted, so that is why I am pushing for this year. Next year, out of pocket is $2500. My insurance is through my hubby and is pretty good Cigna PPO plan. I am aware that iron is expensive!!

Babs in GA

HW 340 Revision SW 224 GW 165 CW 151

Revision from sleeve to RNY

Pre op: -5 M1-12 lbs M2 11 lb M3-5lb M4 -9lb M5 -2 M6-6 M7-7 M8 -4 M9-5 M10 -2 M11 -2

189 lbs lost and 14 pounds below goal !

on 12/7/17 4:29 am
RNY on 02/28/17

I am so glad that you are getting infusions. When I had them several years ago, they really helped and my ferritin stayed up for quite a while.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

on 12/7/17 4:30 am

yay i really like mine also - i started seeing him even before RNY the summer before when i was prepping as I have a genetic blood disease which causes anemia and was concerned long term about rny. he said i would need iron infusions so i was prepped.

HW 295 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 CW 160 GW 150 LW: 118.8 RNY 12/15/2015, GB removal 09/2016, Twisted bowel/hernia repair 08/2017

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

Amy R.
on 12/7/17 8:14 am, edited 12/7/17 12:14 am

hematologists are great, and good ones are even better. sounds like you've found yourself a keeper. I too will be having infusions for the rest of my life (unless they find a way to build a better mousetrap) due to pernicious anemia.

It's a pain to deal with infusions but you will just feel so much better when your iron is back up. =)

White Dove
on 12/8/17 7:06 am

After infusion, I felt like I wanted to run everywhere. Unbelievable energy surge.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 12/9/17 6:14 pm - MN
RNY on 11/26/12

1. Curious if you had any signs of low iron? If so, what were they? 2. How did the iron infusion go and did you feel different right away? 3. What kind of iron supplement will you switching to? 4. Any advice?

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