I’m more deficient than we thought.Â Well, my blood is.
Last month the hematologist’s nurse told me to take B6 because I was deficient and see the doctor in 5-6 weeks.Â I saw him yesterday and learned that I’m also B1 deficient.Â Actually, “deficient” is a little misleading.Â It implies there’s something there that doesn’t measure up.Â Last night I learned, there’s not really enough B6 to register on a blood test.Â As for B1, I don’t have what most newborns have.Â And the last time I checked, the newly born aren’t ingesting a lot of B rich foods. Sadly, the deficiency has been going on long enough that I have some nerve damage from it.Â Thankfully, it can probably be repaired.Â At least that’s how I understand it.
So, I’m off to the store to stock up on pork, peanuts, and eggs . . . and a bottle of supplements.Â Perhaps after a few weeks of this new regimen I can B all I was meant to B.
photo courtesy of Bertalan SzÃ¼rÃ¶s