I run in Boulder

iron infusions

I do wish. But I'm down here at sea-level Maryland. My hematologist informed me the other day that essentially, that's how my body feels/performs--like someone from Maryland who tries to race at altitude. In other words, even after four IV infusions of iron, my red cell counts and iron stores are still in the basement. It was a … [Read more...]

Feeling a bit like Lance Armstrong

U.S. Postal cycling team

Last spring, I went to see a hematologist for my chronically low iron counts. I was feeling run down, my training was lackluster, and I wanted a fix for my anemia. The doc put me on iron supplements with vitamin C for absorption and I faithfully took them on a daily basis. I finally went back for a follow up visit on Wednesday and guess … [Read more...]