Hi ALL, It's been a while, hope you are all well.
In my last post I explained about my GP's missing the facts in their diagnoses of my problems, they said COPD and kept treating me like a fool for 14 months until finally I got to see a respiratory consultant who did some tests and found that I actually have severe left & right sided heart failure.
After a few arguments and changes in consultants I have been told I need a double transplant, heart & lungs but due to cancer and the treatment I can not go on the waiting list for another 12 months by which time I will be to weak to survive the major operation + donated organs are hard to come by, that's the opinion of the respiratory consultant, the heart consultant is of a different opinion !!!!
He dismissed the opinion of the respiratory consultant, saying it's my heart that is the major problem and after tweaking with medications and doses for the last few months to improve things he now announces a few days before Christmas that that's the best they can do.
So as a bonus and after another jelly scan of my heart I have now been fast tracked and awarded PIP, the almost impossible DWP payment to get. Great news except to get fast tracked and awarded the higher payment means you have 6 months or less to live.
This will be my last Christmas ever ( boy was it hard wrapping the presents this year), the start of my last ever New Year and I might not see the new spring dawn this year and hear the dawn chorus.
At 57 it's nearly time to leave this world, a bit of shock really, been great to talk and interact with some of you on here, and I know others just read and pass no comments so I will say goodbye, wish you all well for future treatments, say ` Have a GREAT CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR LADIES & GENTLEMEN and I hope I am not meeting up with you in VALHALLA for a long time to come.
It's been an experience to say the least and my story will be on here til it's deleted at some point in time.
Bless you all folks, bye. PeteK1