Friday morning I received a call from my doctor confirming I did indeed have iron deficiency anemia. Great, one more thing to hold me back (or an excuse to be as slow as I am). I wish I had discovered this ailment sooner, but I guess it makes sense. I have many of the signs, cramping, restless leg syndrome, chronic fatigue, heart palpitations, irritability and slow to heal. The doctor recommended this iron supplemant called Slow Fe which is supposed to cause the minimum amount of constipation and stomach irriatation as possible. So far so good. I am doubling the dosage in hopes of coming back sooner than a month.
As for the foot, well the jury is still out on that one. I am still waiting until next Wednesday to go for my MRI. I hope whatever it is I can fix all this once and for all. It is kind of bumming me out to hear all my friends going off to fall races and knowing I can be there on the roads with them. I am hoping to get my lazy ass up one of these mornings and start hitting the "Y" for some early a.m. swimming as soon as the iron pills take effect and I don't need to sleep 10-12 hours a day.