Pulmary rehab

For those who know me ( by my usual posts) you will like me be surprised to hear me say ,,,," I'm afraid I am no better for doing it this time " in fact yesterday was my last day of the 8 week course and my breathing was so bad they sent me to my GP ,who saw me straight away ,,, ,this is a long story that I will shorten ,,,,,

December,January,March I had repeated chest infections including pneumonia and pleurisy,,,,,which obviously knocked me about ,and mixed antibiotics caused sickness,and so lack of appetite,so weight loss ,then it was found that probably due to all the coughing I now have a prolapse bowel/bladder/uterus,,,then my medication for underactive thyroid was changed reduced ,,,so all in all not much of me is working as it should ,,, I went on holiday with my girls ,,,which was lovely ,,,but not the holiday I had planned for us ,,,,,,then I was invited to do rehab again ,obviously there were many exersises that were improvised due to prolapse,,,,I had very little energy ,lethargic little interest in anything around me ,,,not my usual bright "energetic self ," breathless ,shoulder pain ,tired not much of an appetite ,,basically,,,,can't be bothered,,,,GP has requested I have full blood tests on Tuesday ,and even if they come back clear ,,,to make a further appointment as she thinks I could have depression,,,,???? Never had it so I don't know ,,,,,could she be right ,,,,?

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  • Depression? You think? Sounds like you've been through the ringer, over and over. Hard not to be depressed. But, it seems your GP is trying to get to the cause of it all. The company of good friends and a little prayer may help. It does for me. Hope you get some answers and help soon.

    Bruce

  • hi nanny....ofcouse the doc could right..most people who are depressed don't know it but others can see it...

    with all that is going on with you I can dignose you from Thailand..but only with depression.

    but if you want to your doctor as I did the last time I was in England and told him that I wanted medication as I am really depressed can I have...xyz....No he said ...I think you just feeling sorry for yourself. ......Yes doctor I am...that comes with depression .

    I got what I wanted and i only used it on the long flight back to Thailand. ..

    I found the best thing for depression is talking with people who can make you laugh...

    I can't help there right now Nanny as am depressed and feeling sorry for myself. .

    hopefully all goes well with the blood tests xxxx☺

  • Thankyou for your comment ,,take care .

  • So sorry for you Nanny and yes it could be depression but that would be perfectly understandable after all you have been through. It's good to hear that your GP is trying to get to the bottom of things so well done her.

    Sending lots of good wishes your way and wishing you well. xxxx

  • Thank you sassy ,,,,yes I'm lucky to have GP that is so thorough,xx

  • not been an easy time for you so your doctor is probably right

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  • Hi Nanny, mmm could well be depression which wouldn't be surprising with the year you have had. Sounds like your GP is on the ball, great to hear these days, so hope you get some relief soon. Do let us know the outcome. Love Sheila xx

  • Hi Sheila ,yes of course I will give you updates ,,,,I'm hoping I just need a big kick up the back side ,,,,,I don't understand depression,,,,xx

  • Good morning Georgina,

    You have been through the wringer this last few months, and so it is no wonder that you are down, but you always put on your best face for your family and friends on here. I think the pr session has just about put the top hat on it because of the limitations, and the can't be bothered feeling is perfectly natural in view of all. Your Doctor sounds a caring man, so hopefully the blood tests on Tuesday will show the way forward, and you will soon be back to feeling more positive. It's horrible to feel down when the sun is shining. I do understand. xx

  • Morning Jennifer ,thanks again for your encouraging words,,,,I hate feeling like this ,and every day I say to myself ,come on not today ,,, try harder ,,, but this time it's not working ,,,,,I remember an old GP telling me years ago ,,,,that we are like a bouncing ball ,we keep bouncing that ball then one day snap ,,, it doesn't bounce back up , and that's a little how I'm feeling ,,,,hope what ever it is that's got me like this ,is soon gone from me ,,,,every year I say ,, well I hope next year is better ,,,,,sadly this year wasn't .but I hope it won't be too long before that ball is bouncing high again ,have a lovely weekend Jennifer and thanks again ,, oh , see consultant on 12 th about my prolapse ,,,decision time ,xx😘💊😊🤔

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