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Blood Disorder

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  • Posted By: redsonya1201
  • January 22, 2010
  • 08:20 PM

My mom(65) has been sick now since July 2009 with severe anemia. She's had several blood transfusions in the past few months. She is unable to keep her red blood cells up and doctors don't know where the blood is going. She does have a B12 issue where her body doesn't obsorb it correctly(had a shot of that and folic acid and now takes folic acid everyday). Doctors told her she suddenly had diabetes...she never eats bad, doesn't eat red meat, eats all kinds of veggies and is barely overweight. They told her that her thyroid is underactive, so she takes meds for that now and takes meds for diabetes. She also takes meds for a stint that was put in due to heart disease. She has high blood pressure and takes meds for that, but that has come down alot since she started having all these blood problems. She now can hardly walk without having to stop to breathe, sometimes can't get out of bed due to the fatigue she has daily. Has pain everywhere. Has been told she had hepatitis B before, but has no idea how that could have happened. And recently had a bleeding ulcer in her stomach. Has cataracs suddenly worsening, which don't help with her unstableness in walking. My mother was totally fine before July 2009 and now she is going downhill quickly. Dr. told her it could be 3 blood disorders/diseases including leukemia! Does this sound familiar to anyone? Any information is helpful. Thank you.:confused:

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