Mega Communication FAIL

I am upset at myself….Chris told me it doesn’t matter, but I can’t help but feel like an idiot about it.

2 months ago I went to my normal physician and had my annual workplace medical (a requirement from my work).  Usually my physician calls when she gets my results and says everything looks good!!  This year she didn’t call me…but I could see my test results online and everything looked OK to me so I just forgot about it.

Roll forward to this evening and I log into my health portal to check some test results after a fellow blogger asked me about my AMH levels.  As I was looking I noticed that my physician had added a note to my most recent work place medical test results that said: “Your labs look good.  You are only slightly anemic.  Just take an over the counter iron supplement if you can.  Good luck!”  (She added good luck because I told her about our upcoming IVF cycle).  So all this time….I could have been taking an iron supplement and I haven’t.  I already take prenatals that has extra iron in it so what would my results have been if I hadn’t been taking this? Ugghhhhh.  I’m annoyed because I wonder if this could have made a difference to our embryos?

My doctor in the UK prescribed me folic acid supplements.  A quick google search and all of this and being slightly anemic is likely to be related to my Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  I wonder….is it about time I go and get all things associated with my bowels checked out again after the IVF?

I can’t help but feel frustrated that I didn’t see this message from my physician earlier!  But at least I have seen it now and that is the important thing (thank you Leslie for prompting me to log into my account!!! I’d never have seen the message for probably another 10 months!!).

21 thoughts on “Mega Communication FAIL

    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      I think things have changed in the last 10 year since I was diagnosed with IBS so looking now as this is a positive…it’s a kick in the butt to have a check up about it all. Every time I go to the doc and they say do you have any conditions….oh yes I have IBS and I control it with diet…..nothing is ever more said.

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      • aliased says:

        I was anemic enough to suspect if I had thalassemia. I’m just anemic cos I’m not much of a meat eater. I was just told to take the iron supplement but I didn’t follow through =P. The doc didn’t stress on it anymore though.

        Yes and I didn’t want to become excessively constipated so I stopped altogether.

        Perhaps later on I may have to resume taking it. I take the syrup form. The capsules make me throw up. Ughhhhh.

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    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      This I just don’t know! When I took the test I was already taking prenatals so I don’t know enough about supplements to know if I hadn’t been taking the prenatals would I have been more than slightly anemic – if you catch my drift!!! I’m going to find out!


  1. Amy M. says:

    I wouldn’t beat yourself up too much over this. I feel like if she was that concerned she should have called you, not just left a message on their website! She should take some of that blame. You could always call your RE and ask their opinion on it as well. I’m sure it will all be fine!

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    • thegreatpuddingclubhunt says:

      I guess so…and I suppose she did know I was trying to conceive for like 2.5 years sooooo I am sure if she thought it important she’d have called. But then maybe she didn’t think about it in that way!! I will ask my RE though…because google can’t help me figure it out!!! 😉

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