TIBC Saturation (total iron binding capacity)
Average – 20-55%
My current levels – 23%
To be kept below – 50%
Ferritin levels (protein that stores and releases iron)
Average – 30-300 ng/mL (for a man)
My current levels – 11
To be kept below – 50
My level back in March after 6 months of blood taking - 4
It appears I'm still anaemic, 9 months after they realised they'd taken far too much blood from me when treating my haemochromatosis (see Iron Levels and Still Anaemic for the back story).
The good news is I don't have to have any more blood taken off me for a while. The bad news is I have no idea how much of my tiredness is CFS and how much is anaemia. Not that I suppose it makes that much difference - I was tired before they started bleeding me.
And I guess it puts a definite end to my Black Pudding Emporium business idea...