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I've been a Crohn's survivor for 32+ years, was operated on 32 years ago and had slightly more than 3ft of bowel removed. Since then I've had B12 injections three monthly but very little other medication. There weren't a lot of options available to me then because I have a drug allergy. I appreciated how lucky I've been over the years, keeping as healthy as I can and being soooo careful with my diet. For the past 16 years I haven't been seeing a consultant, but relying on annual blood tests at my GP's surgery. Last week I was totally thrown when seeing a different nurse who only intended to do a blood count, told me checking my B12 levels wasn't necessary and didn't actually get enough blood out of me anyway, she had three attempts.
I'm seeing my GP this week but has anyone any idea what blood tests should be done, are there any newer ones used for screening that I would be wise to ask about?
I'm aware that I'm getting older and I'm not a fit as I was and now I'm feeling anxious since my visit to the docors surgery.
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