Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's official I am a Vampire

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.


  1. Wow, I've read about other people who have gotten diagnosed with different things through their bariatric testing...seems like ALL physicians should do these same tests!

  2. I think that is a wonderful idea ... I have been checked from head to toe literally. I think everyone should have those sort of tests yearly. We all might start living a lot longer.

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