Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Thank Goodness...I'm anemic

Ok so that title probably isn't exactly what I intended to convey but I am relieved as all get-out to find a reason for my being so tired. I was thinking maybe I was too old and I was getting really down on myself or being so friggin tired and fatigued all the time. I remembered having so much energy with Piccolina. I would challenge anyone to a foot-race in my stilettos at the drop of the hat. I was one of those super-woman pregnant ladies who not only worked up until the due date but 10 days beyond my due date. Then, one day,I went home from work and had a baby. I never took a day off work. I kept up with all my house work and walked everyday. With this pregnancy I was doubting myself becasue I just didn't feel like I thought I should. The fact that I was not bounding with energy and needed to sit a while when I got home from work instead of launching into a brisk walk, making dinner, doing dishes and folding laundry got me a little sad and introduced self-doubt. Also, I am prone to second guessing every little negative feeling because of the DE. So I am very relieved to have a legit medical reason for being such a sloppy, sloth-y, sad-sack.

Two weeks of iron supplements and an iron -rich diet (Good thing I love lentils and Total Cereal, spinach) I am already feeling better.

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Well...I'm not glad you're anemic, but I am glad that you have found a solution to the problem. I hope you continue to feel better!

Renovation Girl said...

I was anemic towards the end with Builder Boy and had no idea...those supplements and diet changes made such a difference. Glad they found that out!!

musicmakermomma said...

Mmmm, lentil chili. I don't think I'm anemic but extra iron probably would be good for me! Glad your feeling more the thing!

Teresa said...

Ooooooh lentils? I'm glad you like those too...you might be the only one in the world. Haha. I'm glad you're doin better already!

Chelle said...

Hope you are feeling better!

April said...

Glad you find out the reason for feeling so blah! Hope you start feel more energized soon! :-)