I don’t talk about Anemia very often, and I don’t discuss the fact that I’ve had covid, because it was my fault I caught it. I wasn’t wearing a mask, mostly and actually entirely, because I couldn’t afford to buy them, so I didn’t have any for a while, and I caught the Covid.

Here’s the thing. My anemia is so bad they are talking about doing an intervention by giving me an IV filled with red blood cells that they then want to pump into my body. My body isn’t producing enough iron, and this is really bad. Here’s what this means.

I wake up every morning between 6:30 and 7:00 am, and at first, I thought I just needed more sleep, and then I noticed over the last three to four weeks, I’ve been sleeping all day, if not sleeping, laying still and not moving, just “relaxing,” because I can’t function to do much else. I’m too fucking tired.

So I’ve been trying to do some cleaning, I’ve been sleeping a lot, and then there’s the brain fog on top of the exhaustion. It was my friend Tinu, who started talking about hours upon hours just staring off into space and it hit me, I’ve been doing that too.

I will walk into a room and forget why I’m there, I’m sitting in the same spot every single day and not moving, and the thought of taking a walk makes me want to throw up because even though I know they work, I’m afraid I’m going to fall and pass out, and yes this has happened before.

The reason that I’m so tired is because of my anemia, so I am now up to two iron pills a day, I’m eating more salmon and fish than ever before, and I’m trying to stay away from red meat because although it’s helpful, it’s really gross. Although I had half a burger yesterday just to get some red into my system. It was disgusting.

So I’m going to be doing some research but I wondered if there was anyone out there, who has some experience with anemia and covid because together they are as I would normally say, a game changer, and the game is not going in my favour. This isn’t an “I’m going to die” situation, but it feels like I slowly am because the exhaustion isn’t something I’m used to…not to this degree.

So if you have any advice or recipes, please let me know I’d love to hear and talk about them.

Sending all my love,

Devon J Hall

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