Sorry I have not been around much... You all won't believe the week I have had!
It started Tuesday when I went to hospital, my GP sent me to get checked out, they did lots of tests including a chest X-ray.... where I found out I had pneumonia, what with my PE's breathing was a bit tricky. So I was given antibiotics and back home I went! I was told after a few days I should feel better.
Come Thursday my breathing was worse just sitting on the sofa, doing nothing! And now I also developed chest pain. Off I went to local A&E... More tests and chest X-ray! Conclusion was that the antibiotics where interfering with my fragmin anticoagulant ...so they changed my antibiotics to a different one. Went back home and rested.
Friday night my mum was admitted to A&E with a heart attack and I have never felt so helpless. I am the one that usually goes in the ambulance with her or my dad. So I was at home waiting for news.
Saturday evening around 8pm I had this wave of sickness come over me and threw up everywhere, and a lot of dark blood came up too. Now I was really frightened as always told any bleeding was bad, could be a sign of an internal bleed. So you guessed to ambulance came and off I went to A&E! I am thankful that the ambulance crew now have my details in their system and know all about my conditions. Again had more tests in hospital, and another X-ray! 3 in one week surely that's not good? They could not explain the bleeding... Put it down to a one off but told me sternly that any other bleeding not to hang about to go straight to A&E.
My mum is getting better, apparently something happened to her pacemaker and was miss firing. They are sorting her out and fingers crossed she should be out back home soon.
As for me.... I am home, but unfortunately my knee (osteoarthritis and no cartlige) is much worse. I don't remember doing anything to it, but the pain, oh it's awful. Any movement and I am back to almost screaming. Then there is the lower back pain and coccyx pain... I went to get up off the sofa a short while ago, I was screaming with pain, I am not really sure what to do. I am currently stilling on the sofa, cannot really move anywhere... I don't want to lay in bed but that is the most comfortable place for me. Getting stuck being bed bound is something I have been fighting ever since I have been able to get up the end of June.
Help wise... Ha ha ok... The GP knows about me...for sure! I am so fed up of waiting and waiting for something to be done to help me I have given up. My husband is on the case and is trying his hardest. I am still waiting for the physio to come out and assess me for a wheelchair, something I really need to get out the house. We have been waiting for over 6 weeks now for that. It makes me laugh as people that are to help us fob us off for weeks on the phone then send a letter out... And all the letter says is, your on the list! Oh I am not after special treatment, no... Not at all. I would just like to get help and getting help is such a drawn out process. Take social services... Our family has been waiting since May this year for them to come out and assess us. Our family is not coping at all... We are all disable one way or another and the basic of things are proving difficult to do now. My husband called them up... We are on the list! I am not really sure what else we can do other than wait and keep waiting. The thing is with me much worse now I am not sure how much longer we can hold things together for?
As you can imagine I am exhausted, tired and so fed up of being ill... This year 2015 has been a total nightmare. Before this year I had no health concerns and was very independant... I am house and almost bed bound again, and miss my independence and driving my car.
Sorry for the long post