Jun. 11th, 2017

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The doctor told me my hemoglobin and red blood cell count dipped below normal at my last blood work. I had a colon cancer kit from the hospital that they send out every couple of years to over 50s so she said to do that and send it in. Apparently one common way you can be losing blood is through the stool, especially if you're post-menopausal and not having periods anymore. I had more bloodwork and went back to her. Seh'd had the test results and it's just fine. The second bloodwork showed the offending red blood cell count a little higher, just into the normal range so she thinks i will have to start trying to get more iron in my diet. That's a fair suggestion. I think I've been low-iron in the past because i do have an iron supplement that I always forget to take. I'll have to get back in the habit of that.

Now on to figuring out what foods I can eat. She said things like leafy green veg are good but you have to eat quite a lot of it to make much difference. I had a look online. I hate liver which I mentioned to her but she asked if i liked pate. Oh yes i do like that. She suggested that maybe once a week for a start. Now i'll be looking up pate recipes! Aside from red meats, which we don't eat even on a weekly basis as a rule, I also found out that there are certain beans and nuts and seeds so I bought some trail mix from the dollar store and picked up dollar store stuff, dried apricots, almonds, sunflower seeds, more raisins and things like that. Bought a big plastic container to put it in and I can snack on that at my desk at work. Costco had a large bag of pumpkin seeds so i made some banana muffins also and threw a big handful of them in there. Yummy. All that should help. And try to remember to take the iron supplement pill! I shall be IronWoman!

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