Rick is “one of the lucky ones”
Posted January 23rd, 2018 by Administrator
By Rick Laswick
It all started back in 2002 after repeated trips to my family doctor asking “Why am I so tired? Why is my skin grey? Why do my two fingers and knuckles hurt so much if I touch them?”
After getting the regular rolling-the-eyes routine and “What are you here for this time, Rick?” questions, I decided enough was enough and asked to see someone else. After a few months of waiting and being put on iron pills, I met with a doctor who took one look at me and said, “I’m pretty sure I know what’s wrong with you, Rick.” After a bunch of blood work and a DNA test, I was called back in about a week or so later. The doctor’s hunch was dead on: I have hereditary hemochromatosis. He informed me that my ferritin levels were off the charts at 20,000 ng/mL! Read more…
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