Being someone who loves to be up all night and sleep during the day and avoid exposure to the sun, I have often thought of myself as a pseudo Vampire. That and the fact I love a good bite now and again. Today I found out I just might be more vampire than I thought.
I got the results of my blood tests and everything is fine except for one thing. Turns out I am Vitamin D deficient. A normal level is 3500. My level is 10.
Come to find out it's from lack of sunlight. I have never been one to spend much time in the sun do to my sun allergy and the fact I have that Irish blood coursing through my veins. I am a strawberry-blonde and very, very fair skinned. I guess I was too good at avoiding getting too much sun.
This could explain all the joint pain I have been having over the past few years. One of the major side effects from lack of Vitamin D is joint pain. Now I'm sure this didn't happen over night but no one else ever thought to check it. This could be a little light at the end of that tunnel.
I now have to start a heavy dose of Vitamin D until my surgery and after that start letting myself get some sun. I just hope I don't dry up and turn to ash.