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Feeling disorganised – There is a reason #LifeLately

December 21, 2018

For the best part of this year, if not all year I haven’t felt like my usual self. The pride of being that organised person has gone out of the window. Much to the teasing of those around me, who have noticed that I’ve dropped the ball. Several balls, in fact.

I’m the one who has holidays, days out and activities planned. The one who has birthdays, celebrations and Christmas planned, bought and wrapped ahead of time. The one who writes the lists, checks them off and makes more lists.

Not this year, and especially not in the last few months. I’ve felt out of sync with everything. That constant haze that has surrounded my brain, the tiredness, the ‘meh’ feeling about everything. It’s as though I’ve been running on empty, finding just enough energy to get through the day.

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Despite visiting our local GP practice for the children throughout the year. I’ve never quite gotten around to booking my own appointment to get checked over and see how things are. Finally, I managed to book an appointment at the beginning of the month for something else. With the GP requesting some blood work to rule a few things out.

Of course, it took me two weeks to get the blood taken but we’ll overlook that. That was Wednesday, with the nurse telling me that it would be Monday before the results would be available. However, I got a call yesterday afternoon to say that they were back and that I was anaemic and that I needed to start on iron tablets as soon as possible.


Anaemia ~ a condition in which there is a deficiency of red cells or of haemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.

Luckily, Mr Boo was off so I was able to pop out to grab the tablets from the pharmacy. Thinking that I’d be on a small dose to raise my levels over the next six months. Wrong, I’m on the same dosage I was when I was pregnant with the Piglet and they needed to raise my levels as soon as possible due to a pending c-section. So it turns out that my levels are pretty low. Which makes sense given how yuck I have been feeling.

A woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera
Completely unrelated photo, but the most recent one of me
Although if you do fancy a giggle take a look at my Thorntons Cheeky Elf Academy video

So here’s to the start of a more iron-enriched year. Hopefully, the iron tablets will start to kick in and that my memory cells manage to realign so that I don’t have to live in a constant state of ‘what did I forget to do today!’.

  • Laura Dove December 22, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Oh bless you. I have anaemia too but have really been suffering with it lately. Im waiting on an iron transfusion which should help, it can leave you feeling awful!! here’s hoping 2019 gets off to a good start!

  • Jenny December 22, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    At least you have a reason why you have been feeling off lately. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Rebecca Smith December 22, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    I hope the tablets kick in soon and you feel better soon. I’m glad you got an answer as to why you’ve not been feeling too well lately.

  • Sarah December 23, 2018 at 12:20 am

    I never knew anaemia could cause so many issues! I’m sorry. My mum is anaemic too and she does struggle sometimes x

  • Kirsty December 23, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I had low iron levels for months after my daughter was born. I didn’t realise that most of my tiredness and forgetfulness was down to something as so simple as that. Iron tablets and diet changes have helped. Here’s hoping they will improve things for you.

  • Emma Raphael December 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I had to take a lot of iron after some blood transfusions after I had B. Eat a lot of dried apricots too, they are super full of iron. Loved your little video! Have a lovely Christmas!

  • rhian westbury December 23, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    I’m so glad you managed to get to the GP as you need to look after yourself. I’ve been on and off iron tablets so I know how it can make you feel, I hope you start to feel more like yourself soon x

  • Kelsey December 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    This is interesting. I often feel scatty brained and because I am really pale I’ve been tested for anaemia before, I don’t have it but the dr recommended iron pills and said most people should be taking them.

  • Zena's Suitcase December 26, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    I’m so sorry to read this Sarah, I really hope the iron tablets start to work soon. Fingers crossed you get some rest over the Christmas period and you can recharge your batteries

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