Six weeks ago, I finally got to go see Dr. David Graham at the Carle Cancer Center. He is an oncologist/hematologist. He took one look at my blood work numbers and gave me a new iron dosage to try. It was an insane number of supplements. But he is the specialist... so I did what I was told.
I got my labs pulled last Thursday, and guess who has a "normal" iron count and a low (but normal) ferritin count since September of last year? Me. That's who.
I have to take the uber dosage of iron for six more weeks. Then if those labs come back, he'll let me go down to 2/3 of the dosage and maybe relax at 1/3 of the dosage after I show I can hold my numbers.
But he looked me square in the face and said, "I am never going to be worried about you having too much iron."
It's okay. I'll take it. Now... now I just need to get into get a second opinion about my foot on Friday.
We'll see how it goes. :-)