I just had my second iron infusion yesterday.
I had very low hemoglobin after my emergency surgery last may. It dropped below 7 three times and received a blood transfusion all three times
july blood work was fine, but October blood work showed hemoglobin down to 7 ish range.
both infusions gave me horrific burning diarrhea, so I feel your depression.
this pouch has been really not functioning so well for 6 months now, yet I soldier on.
I will not succumb to the alternative.
hoping for better days ahead.
Yes anemia is quite common amongst us pouchers, i just got fed up with having infusions every 5 weeks, and i may have found part of the problem today.
And yes, the infusions are certainly not a cake walk either, i feel like it ravages my body for days.
All the best to you!