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    Lorie asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Need to Chill

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      Lorie

      Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and good wishes. Mammogram clear. One down and heart surgeon appt Wed.
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      18 days ago
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      meyati

      Way to go Lorie. I'm so glad this is behind you. You just had too much going on, and you did well handling it. Good luck for step 2.

      18 days ago
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      beachbum5817

      @Lorie, that is great news about your mammogram. I know that is a big relief for you. I will keep you in my prayers about your meeting with the heart surgeon. Keep us posted.

      18 days ago
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    Low Hemoglobin

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      po18guy

      They were not bad. In any event, the things we worry about may never some to pass. If it produces undesired side-effects, it is simple enough to discontinue and try another avenue. The fatigue and dizzniness/loss of balance causing difficulty walking was more of a concern than the side effects of treatment.

      3 months ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      I actually like erythritol as a sweetener for tea and sprinkled on my keto pancakes. To me, it tastes exactly like table sugar without stevia's bitter aftertaste. My hemoglobin has always been borderline--it hasn't been high enough for me to be a blood donor in over 5 years. (It hovers around 12). So my doctor has me take an iron supplement that is easier on the gut and also more readily absorbed. I alternate daily between "Feosol Complete with Bifera" (which contains heme iron--a form that needn't be taken with something acidic) and "Vitron-C" which has enough C built in to enhance absorption. (I've taken Dexilant for years for GERD due to hiatal hernia). Eating lots of veggies (2/3 of my meal plate) has made it so that I haven't even needed a stool softener in over a week. Drink lots of water too. (If you are not a low-carb dieter, eat prunes too). I am also an omnivore, which allows me to have red meat (pasture-raised, of course) 3-4x/wk.

      Other sources of iron: egg yolks, oysters, raisins, dark chocolate. The iron in spinach, OTOH, is bound by the oxalate in the leaves, so it's not really bioavailable. And when you take your iron, make sure that you take it at least 2 hrs after calcium and then abstain from calcium for another 2 hrs.

      3 months ago
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      Rustysmom

      I had good luck with Floravital Iron + Herbs. It's a liquid non-constipating iron supplement. I took it all thru chemo and radiation treatments.

      3 months ago
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