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Unread 03-12-2002, 02:10 PM
Anemia & blood transfusions

My TVH is scheduled for Thursday morning...and unlike my expectations, my mood has been awesome and my energy level has been high. I had been at a low point two weeks ago, (multiple fibroids causing extreme bleeding but no pain) when I called my doc and threw the towel in to schedule surgery. One month ago my blood count was 9 vs a normal of 12 and two weeks ago I was very weak and felt miserable. I've been in a good cycle of light bleeding until today and was excited to get in, have this surgery and move on to bigger and better things. Yesterday I went for my pre-op where they did a blood work up and screen and my doc called this morning...blood count is now a 7 and he won't begin surgery without one unit of blood before and one unit during, minimum. Now I'm concerned. We can't delay the surgery because the situation only continues to deteriorate....Obviously there is no time to donate my own or a family/friend's blood and it is adding stress to this situation. On top of that, the disgusting, extremely heavy bleeding started again today and I had to come home from work...once again! Should I be concerned?
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Unread 03-12-2002, 03:01 PM
Anemia & blood transfusions

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There are better ways to screen blood for diseases these days & people get blood transfusions every day. So, please don't stress yourself anymore than I'm sure you already are.

Have you asked your dr, the hospital, or local Red Cross about someone coming in to donate for you? It doesn't take long. I doubt very seriously that you would be able to do it for yourself since it's at 7. That's too low & most drs won't even operate on someone below a 10 unless it's absolutely necessary.

Just think...after your hyst, you won't be losing all that blood anymore and will feel so much better as you recover.
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