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A Quick Update

Friday, October 8, 2010
First, thanks so much for all of the posts, emails, cards, calls and prayers. I'm home and really tired. I wanted to let you know what we learned and I'll fill in more later. But, the basic info is that they discovered the source of the bleeding. I have a AVM, which is an arteriovenous malformation in my colon. I have an artery and a vein that have grown together, causing some slight bleeding or leaking.Usually it wouldn't be a big enough deal to cause anemia, but, because I'm on blood thinners, it is bleeding a bit too much. I'm going to see the doctor next week, but, the general thought is I'll just continue to take iron pills.
OK, I need to take a nap.

Thanks again for everything.

6 comments to A Quick Update:

Anonymous said...

Dear Annette,
I am happy the doctors found the cause but sorry it was not something easier to take care of. I hope you take care of yourself. pick and choose what you do. May God bless and guide you and a prayer that God will heal you and give you peace.

Bonnie, NV said...

Annette sorry about the outcome of your tests but at least you know what your dealing with. You always have my prayers going your way and wanting you to feel better soon. Annette use the spoons only when you need to and if you need extra I'll send you mine. Love you Bonnie

Di said...

Bless your heart. I guess I was praying that they would find out what the problem was, I am thankful for that. Just sorry you are dealing with more problems!!! We will pray the iron pills work.
Rest and rest some more.
hugs, di

Anonymous said...

Hey Cutie, Happy ya got answers, hoping the iron keeps your blood levels up. You take care and hope to hear from ya again soon :))
Hugs :))

Jas said...

I'm glad you got some answers.Always thinking about you.

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