Thursday, January 29, 2009

Labs and Hockey

I got my labs back today-- finally! Apparently they had my last name spelled wrong so they had to dig a bit to get the results but I finally got them this afternoon. Turns out my liver tests were normal but my iron saturation and iron serum were critically low. Turns out me not taking my iron for the past 6+ years has rendered me quite anemic. That really explains the dizziness as well as my fatigue. I have to start iron immediately and they put me down for monthly iron level checks- so I have a standing lab order each month.

I don't know how the abdominal/ liver ultrasound went yet. I had it at 8am this morning so they should get the results tomorrow-- I sure hope I don't have to wait through the weekend to find out the results. I have my MRI tonight at 8:40pm- yes that late but I rather have it tonight than next week. Hopefully that will go well.

So that is all I know at this point. The labs were good news to me. I like knowing the info on the iron and now I know there is nothing much with regards to auto immune issues and other crazy stuff, it makes me feel better. I will feel a lot better once I know my ultrasound and MRI are OK but for now the labs were good news.

So onto some pictures. We went to the Reign hockey game the other night (farm team for the Kings) and to make it really cool, they were playing the farm team for the Ducks so it was hard to know who to cheer for. Owen even wore his Ducks jersey so we were a mixed family.

Our seats were only a few rows from the ice and there were empty seats on the ice next to the penalty box so Owen conveniently moved to those seats to check out the guys in the box.

Mia had a blast and loved sitting by the penalty box as well.

Owens great seats.

My pretty little girl.

Watching the game!

We went with some friends from church-- the Evans.

Josh and Katie loved the game and I think we made Josh quite a hockey fan.

The Evans clan.


  1. Glad to hear that the blood test came back the way you thought..
    Been thinking of you..
    Looks like you had a great time at the hockey game..
    Stop by and sign up for the online party..
    Have a great weekend..
    Love ya girly.

  2. I'm glad to hear it was only the iron. I hope that the ultrasound comes out good too! Thanks for the updates!!!

    LOVE the usual you guys do so many fun things!!! By the way....have you found out the best way to take pics inside without the flash? I do not like the flash inside, but when I don't use it...the pictures come out sort of yellow. I've got to learn how to use it.

    By the way....for some reason it says that my blog hasn't been updated for 4 weeks. I wonder if it's because it went private? I do have another one that is still public. Anyway...I was just curious!!

    Better go. Have a great weekend.
    p.s. Happy Chinese New Year!

  3. Still praying for you Christy!

  4. I'm so glad to hear that your lab results came back good and that there is only an iron issue. I'll be praying for you...!

    I think our families would have so much fun together! As you know, we are big hockey fans too. You guys look like you had a great time. Great seats too! : )

  5. Phew! This is a relief! I am glad that you were able to enjoy a night out; maybe you can start getting better!

  6. Glad to hear the labs are coming back ok and hope the MRI will too. My Hub was anemic last summer and had to go on iron for a while and that seemed to get him straightened out.

    Have a good weekend. Take care.

  7. glad there wasn't anything major other than low iron, not that that is minor but that is easily fixed!! love the hockey pics.

  8. I'm glad news is good. Keeping you in my thoughts.

  9. I'm glad to hear that you got good news regarding you labs. I check in often, but don't always comment (sorry). Just want you to know I'll be thinking of you and praying that everything else comes back fine,too.

  10. I'm glad your labs came back OK. It's always nice to get answers...Mia is too cute for words!

  11. i'm so glad the labs came back normal. I hope with the iron supps you will start feeling yourself again soon!


  12. Christy,

    So far that sounds like good news and something that can be really corrected. We were out of town this weekend and I did not bring my laptop and I found my self wondering about your results. I am so relieved to hear good news so far. I hope your energy returns quickly. I too have had anemia off and on and I have been utterly exhausted and sickly lately and wonder if my iron is low again. You are prompting me to check it out.

    I am praying that the MRI and ultrasound come back quickly and without incident. I have had 12 or more MRI's (from when they thought I had MS) and I know that if they see anything on them that is of concern they let you and your doctor know right away---so no news is good new there....and mine were always late at night too (after the hospital patients). I liked it tough because it was not crowded.