Frankie and Geena's 1st Annual Taco Bowl 2013 (2/1). Special thanks to Casanova Fish Tacos!
Frankie and Geena celebrate the holiday season at Disneyland and California Adventure!
Steve Goes on a Ghost Adventure in National City.
If you guys listen to our show (which I hope you do if you're reading this ;)), you probably noticed that I was out sick on Friday. Here is an update on what is going on. Back in July, my hemoglobin level fell really low, really quickly. It fell so low I almost needed a blood transfusion. I was out of work for a bit and was extremely fatigued and dehyrdated for awhile. Back then, I had several blood tests done to see what was wrong with me. Meanwhile, I was taking lots of iron pills, prenatal vitamins, and other suplements to get my hemoglobin levels back up. This takes me to Friday morning...
Just when I thought I was getting better, it all came back! Friday morning I woke up and almost fainted because I was so fatigued due to my hemoglobin levels dropping so fast overnight. I went to the hospital, where they conducted more blood tests. But this time, they tested for a rare blood disease they hadn't tested for before called the Von Willenbrand Disease.
The Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder. It affects your blood's ability to clot. If your blood doesn't clot, you can have heavy, hard-to-stop bleeding after an injury. The bleeding can damage your internal organs. In VWD, you either have low levels of a certain protein in your blood or the protein doesn't work well. The protein is called von Willebrand factor, and it helps your blood clot. If you are one of those people that has random heavy nose bleeds, bruise quickly, simple cuts turn into much worse, or heavy menstrual cycles, you could have this disease. Most people never know they even have it.
Anyway...the doctor also ordered me to have an ultrasound which I am doing this week. I am waiting for the results to come back on the blood tests and in the meantime just trying to get back to the old me! I hate being so tired and not being able to do anything. I'm one of those people who can not just sit still at home and do nothing at all, so this whole situation hasn't been working out so well for me lol. However, I know there are a lot of people out there who are WAAYYY worse off than me so I am just grateful that I am able to see a doctor and get these tests done, to hopefully find a solution. Thank you all for your warm wishes and nice emails. I appreciate it and I will keep you updated on what is going on :)