Last week I saw my GP who ordered a chest X-ray and some blood tests. She called today and asked if I was free to speak. I said I was driving but on Bluetooth so was fine to speak. She said she wanted to speak to me about my X-ray results but didn’t want to interfere with my driving and could I call her back when I arrived at my destination. “Fine” I said but of course for the rest of the half hour drive I was thinking about what it could be. If there was no problem she would have said so or told me when I go to my next appointment next week. My imagination went wild 😜
Anyway, it turns out I have bronchitis so had to go and pick up antibiotics to start today. She was speaking about the inflammation in my lungs and of course I had a lot of inflammation after my ablation. I’m also seeing my physio because of lower back and shoulder pain and now my hips and my dodgy knee are also playing up so I wonder what’s going on in my body. Autoimmune problem possibly? I continue to have AF episodes each day despite lots of drugs and I’m being sent for an endoscopy soon as I feel like there is a big rock sitting in the middle of my chest. Last week I had a sleep study and get those results next week.
I just want to get to the bottom of things and get some answers. I am eating healthier than ever, exercising daily, doing regular breathing and mindfulness exercises, not drinking alcohol or caffeine, focussing on my sleep, not stressing, have lost weight - I don’t know what other lifestyle changes I can make.
I guess I’m feeling frustrated. If you have autoimmune or chronic inflammation along with AF please share your experiences.
Oh, and everything was perfect with my blood tests apart from an elevation in one of the liver function enzymes which is likely to be caused by the Amiodarone. Will see what my EP says about that next week.
I’m so over all of this 😩 My positive outlook is waning somewhat.