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dutch Report 30 Nov 2012 07:19

went to the hospital on thursday as im having trouble with my blood ,anyway docter said my blood count is very low and i dont have any iron in my blood so the docter said he wanted to cant remeber the name but they wanted to put camera in at each end i have ask them to put me out ,which they are going to do but i,ve had cancer and im worried now incase its back i know it was 20yrs ago ,but im worried sick have to go to bed now as im tired have to get up so the nurse can get in to do my legs for me


JustJean Report 30 Nov 2012 07:27

Joyce dont be worried about putting this thread on, you are right to do so, its been along time trying to get someone to sort your health problems out, lets hope it will do the trick and that the news will be good, sending love and prayers to you and also to Jan as he will be worried too, keep strong and remember your many friends on here will be rooting for you.....

love Jean and Jeff xxx <3 <3 <3


AnninGlos Report 30 Nov 2012 08:55

As Jean said Joyce, please don't worry about putting up this thread. It is natural to be worried. But stay positive if you can and be strong. Let's hope they can get you sorted out now. And positive thoughts and prayers that it hasn't come back. <3

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 30 Nov 2012 09:04

It's a good thing that you are having these tests.Prevention better than cure.
As Ann says we hope they get you sorted out as you have had so many problems over the last few years
Stay positive ,and just think that as its 20 years since you had cancer...that is a long would normally have come back before that.It is 60 years since I had it and I always think that I had my bit.
It's good that you can come on here and get our thoughts instead of bottling it up.
Stress causes more problems than we know!


SpanishEyes Report 30 Nov 2012 09:09


I will say a special prayer for you, remember that at least your doctor has done the right thing by making sure that you get any medication and care that you may need.

You have had good advice from people on here, try to remember what they have said.

Bridget in Spain

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 30 Nov 2012 09:22

As I just said to you Joyce, have the tests done, try not to worry about what it might be until you have the results. I know it's easy for me to say but no point making yourself ill with the worry.

Take care and stay warm



MaryinSpain Report 30 Nov 2012 09:28

As has been already said Joyce please try not to worry - easier said than done I know - BUT at least the doctoros may find out what is wrong and be able to treat you - you have had so many problems in the past. Will remember you in my prayers
Take care
Love Mary xx


Joeva Report 30 Nov 2012 09:53

No need to feel sorry for sharing your anxiety Dutch. It is understandable how worried you are.

Hope all goes well for you and that your fears are unfounded. It is the not knowing that is making you feel so afraid.

Look after yourself.


<3 <3


Penny Report 30 Nov 2012 10:18

Unexplained Aneamia is often the result of internal bleeding - that can be anything from an ulcer to piles , and will firstlyusually be treated with Iron suppliment.

A camera up .and a camera down will ( hopefully) show what is bleeding, Cancers dont normal bleed.

Why do I know these things? Because my mother s exacly the same ( and is due a blood transfusion) followng another blood test which shows anaemia again ( for no apparent reason)

I wouldn't be suprise if you had an ulcer, the ammount of worrying you do. Keep calm and hopefully its something trivial, be an optomist.


dutch Report 30 Nov 2012 11:15

Hi Penny i have had Aneamia since i was 17 yrs old and when i was due to have my first son the docter in the hospital ask why my docter did,nt find this ,so i had blood tranfusion before he was born ,and i lost the blood they gave me so i had another 4 pints of blood and course of iron injections thery were awful ,so im trying to stay postive Jan my OH never slept that night as he was worried about me


Paula+ Report 30 Nov 2012 11:16

I won't say don't worry Joyce, its a natural reaction but you are doing the right thing and getting the medical attention you need. Hopefully all will be well, I will thinking of you. <3



Kay???? Report 30 Nov 2012 12:06

Dutch,you may just have developed what many elderly people can suffer with with age in that you not absoring and retaining enough iron,,,,,,this can be helped by B12 +folic acid injections usually @ monthly intervals or less depending on how lack of iron is affecting may result in long term or till a satisfactory level is reached then on to tablets........if you have not noticed anything untowards by way of feeling ill or signs in fuctions then dont worry.

and as for internal bleeding,,,,dont be afraid of that statement as no two people react the same or show the same symptoms for the same thing,,,,,that is scaring you without positive proof that is the problem......your doctor and med staff are the experts,listen to them.!


dutch Report 30 Nov 2012 13:54

Kay i have been having vit B12 injection every month i cant remember how long for but its been over year and the docter in the hospital put me on vit D tablets ,i should have told the docter in the hospital that while ago i lost some blood plus i have problems going the toilet which he ask me and i said no as i was frighten to tell him,plus i have degererate bones in my spine and feet and theres nothing they can do for me ,they gave me cleaner to help me for 6 months then took it off me ,said OH was fit to do it when he came home from work he suffers with high blood preasure and diabetets,they gave him acares allonance of 4 euro aweek that is laughable dont you think,i have also had memory test and im in between so all in all not so good for me ,but still try to stay cheerful


Kay???? Report 30 Nov 2012 14:06

Dutch,,,,,,you silly must tell the hospital and or doctor anything that you feel isnt normal for you,,,not being truthful in these circumstances can cause you harm that could be prevented now......too late may be too tell them asp.!


dutch Report 30 Nov 2012 14:22

I will Kay i know it was stupid of me but i will tell him when i get my appts which are pretty quick here


AnninGlos Report 30 Nov 2012 14:35

Promise that you will Joyce please. Think what you would tell someone else to do.


dutch Report 30 Nov 2012 19:15

I will Ann had some good news for change im going to be great grandmother again and i think my other grandaughter in liverpool may be going to have ababy as she said shes getting to old at 32 ,but she has no intention of going to work till her child leavs school thats what her mum did with 3 children ,but some have to work these days

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 30 Nov 2012 20:13

Aw love, you have been there for others problems so go ahead and share yours. It is said a problem shared is a problem halved. Just think what advice you would give to someone in similar circumstances and follow it. We are all backing you to win through this latest test. Elaine. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


Suzanne Report 30 Nov 2012 21:14

dont worry about your low blood count,you said you have had anemia since the age of 17 so your count will be lower than normal due to the anemia,you also say you have trouble with the toilet,well a side effect of taking iron tablets is trouble with not being able to go. dont worry about the endoscopy,my dad had one 6m ago and he has serious heart problems and was awake during the procedure and only found it a little uncomfortable .
pernicious anemia has nothing to do with blood loss,its to do with the stomach not being able to absorb vitamin b12 from your food,my husband has had the condition since he was 32,hes 49 now and still has vitamin b12 injections every month.


dutch Report 30 Nov 2012 21:31

Suzanne i dont take iron tablets the docter has never given me them and i have vit b12 injections every month for over year,they are going to put me out but not fully just so i cant feel it i thought the docter in the hospital was giving me iron tablets but they were vitD
Thank you Elaine