|"Typical LoliClown morning routine."|
I'm hoping my stomach will let me eat something today, because I'm incredibly weak, and noticeably anemic now- my gums, tongue, finger nails, and under my eyelids are white, indicating a drop in red blood cells, meaning, simply, anemia. When I pricked my finger with a lancet earlier to check my blood glucose, I barely bled at all, so I ended up pricking it a total of seven times before I got enough blood for a reading- so annoying. I hate anemia. I used to follow a vegan diet, which I loved how it made me feel overall, until I dropped under 95lbs (6.7 stone for my non-American readers), and was diagnosed with absolute iron deficiency anemia. With that diagnoses, I was told that my body currently cannot handle a vegan diet, much to my dismay. Luckily, I don't have to eat meat every single day, just twice a week is sufficient according to the doctor, but it's hard to meet even that requirement with the gastroparesis because I can barely even keep liquids down on a bad day! The whole thing is super annoying, and I hate it... not to mention the excruciating pain it causes, but that's a whole other story that I don't want to get into right now. Yesterday, all I could keep down was coffee, tea, and water, so that's why I'm in my current position, so I'm hoping today will be better, and that I can eat. So far, my coffee and medications are staying down fine, so I'm off to a good start.
Anyway, I'm off to go take a shower, write my shopping lists for the day, and run errands. I want to get as much done as possible in these early morning hours before much of the world is up. I'll likely be back later to write about my day.