Thursday, May 27, 2010

Didn't see that coming!

Today was a rather unusal day today.  We did the finishing touches on the house this morning before the real estate guy came around and took about five minutes to look it over.  I thought 'Well that was worth the hours of cleaning we were subjected to,not!'.  Not that our house was filthy or anything.  Then we were off to the doc again for Rob to see what his blood results were.  We were also waiting on my scan results which we would find out after Robs appointment.  So we got in there and she started saying all these long words like Blood disease, Haemochromatosis.  Umm ok.  Long story short, more tests need to be done to confirm it but Rob seems to store an excess amount of iron in his blood and he needs to remove alot of it to keep his levels at normal otherwise it can cause damage to the liver, heart, joints, diabetes if there isn't any damage already.  It seems to not affect men until they are in there 30's and 40's, and is usually passed down from a parent.  So it goes against every hardworking re-blooded kiwi mans hunger for red meat to now only having red meat 2-3 times a week.  Well, we will see what of the results but it is highly likely that this is something that we will hit head on come out the other end with our fists in the air.  As for my appointment with the doc, she had no idea what was wrong with me.  It seems to be getting better day by day, but I wasn't sure if that was a good thing or not.  Guess that now I'm not as bad as I was it doesn't matter anymore so "next patient please!"  Anywho, it was a mixed bag of emotions today and now I am quite exausted and ready for a nice warm milky milo to send me into dreamland...

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