The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Friday, September 19, 2008


So, remember my post a few weeks back about how much iron I'm taking (1261% of the daily recommended dosage)? Well, apparently, that's not enough. My doctor told me yesterday that at the rate I'm going, I'll be headed for a blood transfusion and/or being denied any pain medication during delivery because my iron is so low. So in order to avert what would be not a very good situation, I get to go to the hospital twice a week to have a bag full of iron juice (think rootbeer... that's what it looks like... without the bubbles) pumped into me for an hour. In addition to the many pin pricks on my arms that are sure to make me look like a drug addict, a brightly colored piece of medical tape and swollen feet and ankles (side affects of the massive injection of fluid) will be permanent fixtures until the delivery.

So I'm a bit grumpy. I probably wouldn't be as grumpy, except for the fact that I'm supposed to stay off my feet so that they don't swell worse. I'm on my third movie of the day.

Anyway. Pictures of the new living room arrangement (with our pretty new couch!) coming soon. And, Matt is running his third marathon tomorrow up in Logan, so I'm sure there will be stories and pictures from that. I'll endeavor to be happier by the next post. :)


Liz and Scott said...

I'm so sorry you have to go through that. I've never heard of that before. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Yeah... I would be grumpy too. You have every right to be grumpy. It'll all be worth it in the end...
It was really fun to have you guys here last week! Go Cougs!

Mama Coons said...

Just checking in on you. So sorry to hear about your iron problem, I have never heard of this one either and I have been around the block a few times! My mother always had to eat liver, which is gross. Maybe a transfusion is better than eating liver? Just a few more weeks, hang in there!

Chad & Amber said...

That sounds really yucky. Sorry! At least you are brave about it... I would pass out. ;)