Good morning everyone and thanks for tuning in to Planet Magnet once again for your daily dose of rambling half sense and poignant thoughts.
Yesterday was B12 time again.
The three months since that last injection has passed so quickly, it is quite remarkable to even I doubt if you will actually remember but three months ago, I got my B12 Shot AND my Flu Jab and I reckon they counteracted each other and produced a super slow virus that made me feel rubbish but able to keep going…. Not that I’m a scientist or nothing…. 😉
So hopefully this months injection will turn me into the Bionic Man and I will feel completely amazing and be able to whizz through all of the tasks I have left to achieve before the big day comes next week.
I won’t actually go into the details of how the B12 helps but suffice to say it is very important to us post Bariatric patients. It helps with red blood cells, helps process folic acid so we don’t become anaemic and it also helps to release energy from the food that we eat.
Important stuff then!
The problem is that since the operation I do not really make enough of it myself because I cannot process enough of the foods that contain it such as Meat, Fish and Dairy. Yes these are prevalent in my diet as you guys well know but they are on a much smaller scale now so I need these little boosting shots every three months in order to keep my levels topped up.
The good thing about getting the shot is that I should immediately feel the benefit within a few days and start get my energy levels back up to what an ordinary persons would be, although I am not too sure if it will be very noticeable because I am also taking a B Complex vitamin that will be boosting all of the above things already.
Yes, it would be nice to get all of the requisite vitamins and minerals I require for my diet alone and to be honest, now I am eating a good deal more veg than I have ever done before I should imagine my levels of all essential minerals and vitamins will be at the highest they have been in years. Actually, I was speaking to the Nurse (my lovely friend Jayne) yesterday evening after the injection and I recall telling her how great I feel since I have added some veggies into my diet and the full effect of any alcohol has completely left my system (as it should have done now after over 6 weeks without imbibing….)
I also hope that any lethargy I feel is simply from an increase in activity due to helping my friend with her house, whilst keeping all of my other plates spinning (blogging, writing, walking, gymming etc etc) Mind you, I much prefer to be busy than sitting around bored with nothing to do because that REALLY makes the time drag and gives my mind time to wander off in search of issues that don’t exist.
What is it they say? A busy mind is a happy mind? I think I can concur and now I have the extra energy from todays shot, I am hoping that an energised body leads to an energetic life.
Stay out of the fridge.