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edited 20 September 2020 at 9:25PM in How much have you saved?
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  • savingwannabesavingwannabe Forumite
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    Poor you i have had it till they sorted it. It is very tiring. I hope it is sorted v soon. 
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    Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    edited 30 August 2020 at 6:02AM
    Hope you had your blood test ok yesterday. Do you have to go back to the GP for the results & sort out treatment? 

    I didn’t know until recently that drinking lots of tea & coffee can affect iron absorption. Hope you get it sorted & are feeling better soon.
     

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    Thanks guys, they're gonna give me a call when they get the results as the doctors are doing as much as possible over the phone at the moment. 
    August summary:
    - Cut our grocery spend from £458 (July) to £291 
    - Cut our eating out + takeaway spend from £220 to £80 
    - Added £1371 to savings!!! (some one off income in there as I got paid for my most recent placement due to covid, alas we can't save that much every month or we'd be laughing!) 
    - Earned £35 from surveys
    - Lost 3.5lbs 
    So happy our food spending is back down to a level that I'm comfortable with. I think for September I'm going to try and track no spend days- not counting automatic payments that come out of the bank as spends, but I will count food shopping and other "essential" shopping because honestly top-up shops are my weakness xD 
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    Fantastic cutbacks on takeaways & food 🤗 & that’s a great amount saved !! Well done on the weight loss too. 
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  • savingwannabesavingwannabe Forumite
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    Really well done on the savings and cutbacks. Good luck at the drs. 
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  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Receptionist from the doctors called and said everything’s ok but can she arrange a telephone appointment with the doctor for me tomorrow as blood test results are back. Hopefully that sounds like “we have found something but you’re not going to die” which is about what I was aiming for xD

    Mini riot is in nursery this morning but pulling her out this afternoon to go feed the ducks with my mum and granny, who’s up visiting from Surrey :) Then tonight I’m going to lie on my best friends sofa and eat pizza- gonna utilise her nhs discount for some dominos. 
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    savingwannabesavingwannabe Forumite
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    edited 3 September 2020 at 7:01PM
    Good news i hope and you will soon be having treatment to get you back full of beans. I bet mini riot is enjoying her nanny visiting. Have a good weekend.
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  • riotladyriotlady Forumite
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    Well the call with the doctor was not as fruitful as I’d hoped. Apparently all the main things they were checking are fine- iron level, blood sugar, thyroid- but quite a few random things came back low. So I’ve got low platelets, too much water in my blood, inflammation and slightly decreased liver function. So now I have to wait two weeks and do the test again to see if any of those improve, and in the meantime I’m stuck lying on the sofa being useless!

    No spend day today, first of the month so far! Popped along to my mums for tea as it’s my granny’s last night before she goes home. Tomorrow I’m not doing ANYTHING as all these outings have really taken it out of me and I could hardly move this morning. 

    Apologies for being a whinge, I’m sure I’ll feel better about it all in the morning!
  • Skint_yet_AgainSkint_yet_Again Forumite
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    No need to apologise. Just try and rest as much as possible. I’m glad your mum made tea and you got to see your granny before she goes home. 
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  • savingwannabesavingwannabe Forumite
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    Keep resting they will find out what it is and hopefully sort it soon. Good luck it is not nice for you at all you have my sympathies. 
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