So I heard back from the NIH today--it looks like my iron is down to almost normal levels and I won't need to come in for two months!
But here's the bad news: My passing out has got the hospital leadership uber-vigilent, apparently, so next time they'll take out half of what they took last time. Fine, whatever--I only need a little iron out anyway. BUT they're also planning on REPLACING FLUIDS.
Correct me if I'm wrong (and I hope I am), but this seems to mean IV. And, they told me, I'll be in a hospital bed.
Sigh. I seem to have shot myself in the foot by not drinking enough last time.
On lighter news, I had a hearing/vision test today. Good news: I'm better than 20/20 with my glasses on. Bad news: I've lost the very upper range of my hearing. It's minor, but looks like I've better download the new iTunes patch before I do anymore irreparable damage. And it's not even due to anything cool, like being in a band.