Living on the road full-time has it’s challenges with regard to health care, and while my doctor has been kind enough to do 2 phone consults with me this summer, it’s certainly not ideal. She hasn’t been much help with my Restless Legs Syndrome except for ordering lab tests, and now that I’ve doubled my iron supplement and am eating meat again, it’s important that I test my ferritin every 3 months.
This past week I tried Walk In Lab. It’s a website where you order your own labs and then take a print-out to the local Labcorp for testing. I got my results back within a day and my levels have gone from 24 to 32. It’s finally absorbing! (My goal is 100).
My nights are still worse than ever. Hopefully raising my ferritin and spending this winter at a lower elevation will help. It turns out oxygen in the blood also plays a role in RLS which explains why my legs would fire up in Colorado and subside in Southern California. Unfortunately low elevation didn’t help me this summer, though I’m hoping it will once my ferritin gets to a more optimum level.
Anyway. Fellow travelers who need to order your blood tests, I hope you find Walk In Lab handy!
Dinner Last Night:
Chinese Chicken Salad. I used real mandarin oranges and cut back on the dressing. It was delicious.
2016 Cost of Camping:
26 nights free camping
275 nights paid camping
301 days this year thru 10/29
Total spent on camping this year: $7890.14
Daily average cost of camping: $26.21