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Dear BLF friends,

I am home! ๐Ÿ˜Šโœจ๐ŸŒทin my pyjamas writing to you!

I have been feeling poorly since this morning, thought it was the early blood test, my chest infection, the clarithromycin, the after ops..and said to myself Iโ€™m going to go home, feet up, green tea and rest!

By 5pm I felt really tired, barely standing, and I thought the GP hasnโ€™t phoned me with the results as he said and so I did, imagine they had been sent to a different doctor, he was waiting..

He has tried to get through to the endocrinologist for guidance without luck and will try again tomorrow.

Anyway my cortisol had still dropped and it was minimal which showed that my adrenal glands insufficiency was critical so I had to take 10mg prednisone straight away, Bea has had to rush to the pharmacy to get some hydrocortisone tablets. They are 10mg capsules, I have to take 3 first thing tomorrow morning instead of the pred and maybe another couple during the day, the GP will let me know.

If I start tummy trouble or fainting Bea has to call the ambulance service. If not I have to live my normal life.

Coping with daily steroids, finding the right dosage etc is difficult but I have followed medical guidance so how did I get to this point, as I said above I must have had too much on my plate.

So poor Bea has been looking after me, checking on the internet, she fed me with avocado, olive oil reduced sugar baked beans, a yoghurt and sugar free liquorice for dessert ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

It took me ages to eat a few spoonfuls of the mix but I felt so grateful to have such a nice daughter ๐Ÿ’•, I certainly didnโ€™t want to disappoint her ๐Ÿ˜‰

I loved to see Aria and the garden with a view, I sat a little outside with her and could feel the sun warming up my legs..

So fingers crossed my dear friends, that being home will make all the difference.

Take care tonight xx

Fran

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Oh poor Happy Fran,you have been through the wars and not out of the woods yet by the sound of it,rest now and let your lovely Bea fuss over you and Aria head butt you into happiness,though there has been a real bonus from your recent nursing home stay.you have suddenly sprouted a pair of legs,previously never seen.

Cheeky Ski's and a concerned Scruffynounette xx

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๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽฟ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Bea took the picture meaning Mum is home and already on her iphone with her fake glasses xx

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Back to the only place where you can really relax, home.

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You are right wise friend ๐Ÿ˜Š thank you x

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You have had such a lot to deal with Fran and I truly hope that now you are home things will improve for you.

You are surrounded by love and caring from your wonderful Bea and Aria is so entertaining.

Wishing you all the very best.

Lots of love Carole. Xxx ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜

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Thanks Carole ๐Ÿ’–

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Dear Fran, I'm so pleased to see you home, relaxing and being looked after. Fingers crossed things will start to improve for you...we're all wishing you well. Lots of love for now.. make sure you get some rest๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ช xxx

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Thank you dear friend ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’“

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Sending you lots of healing hugs Fran. Bless your lovely Bea.

Loe cx

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Thanks a lot xx

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I hope things are settling down soon. Take care, my friend. Hugs.

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Thank you Kitten ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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Pleased to hear that you're back home, I hope you'll soon begin to feel much better now that Bea and Aria are taking care of you. ๐Ÿ’

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Thank you Magpuss ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Glad you are back Fran. You're dealing with a lot I hope you start feeing better soon. What a lovely daughter you have. Have a good night. Lilian xxxxx

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Thank you Lilian, hope so too, thereโ€™s only one way now, up again! Good night Lilian xx

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Pleased your back home Fran, hope you will start to feel better soon. Fingers crossed try to rest take care Majt Xx ๐ŸŒน

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I Thank you Majt I think so too๐Ÿ˜Š

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Glad you are home. Wishing you a speedy recovery. xx ๐ŸŒน

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Thank you Cas xx

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Goodness Fran, what times you're going through. Sending you healing vibes and strength to cope and heal. Take care, xx jean :) :)

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Love the healing vibes Jean!! Thanks xx

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I do hope you are feeling better soon xx

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So do I ๐Ÿ˜Š thank you for your nice thought xx

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Oh my Fran fingers crossed you will soon be back to your normal happy self xxx you look well on the pic and very refreshed to be honest... give me some of whatever you have been having ๐Ÿ˜‰I am not too good today sadly very fast heartrate at rest and to make matters worse a huge bite on my knee causing it to swell twice the size plus very very red and now noticed a white hard water blister looking lump on it ! it is also very itchy just like a heat lump . .I'm quite concerned now as my breathing at this point is getting tighter as I.m typing this xxx right gonna ring for advice I think xxxglad to have u back my lam sis xxx sorry but it has been a long day xx xx

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Oh my LAM sis..๐Ÿ’•

I will get better once I am home I am sure.

Worried about you sweetheart..donโ€™t like that swelling on your knee, go and get it seen to promptly. Is it a reaction to some med?? It is bound to affect your general health. Send me a comment once you phone in if you have time.

I am watching some Agatha Christie on BBC iplayer to try to get some sleep as I have received a mail at 0.25 am ๐Ÿ˜ƒ from the endocrinologist giving me opposite instructions than the GP. Honestly I donโ€™t know where I am coming or going but Iโ€™ll follow the specialistโ€™s advice.

Wrong choice Agatha Christie too exciting! Should have put something boring ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So even if I drop off again Iโ€™ll keep an eye on your answer by the morning.

Take care lovey, thinking of you as always. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’“

Fran xx

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Glad you're home - you always get a better night's sleep in your own bed. Hope you improve quickly.

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Thank you ๐ŸŒผYes it feels good. I have just slept like a log from 7 to 9.30 pm.

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So happy for you now that your Home. Hope your feeling better this Morning. Love n Hugs. xxx

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Thank you Carolina ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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Welcome home Fran, although it sounds like you still have a few problems to surmount. Know you will do it with help from Bea no doubt. Fingers crossed for you bye for now take care xx

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Thank you Kate for your kind words ๐Ÿฆ‹

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Glad you are home at last after all of your ordeals. Your daughter is fabulous and doing a great job. Relax and build up your strength. x

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Thank you. She is lovely. Nice to have her home ๐ŸŒป

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Oh poor you - and still it goes on. I hope youโ€™re feeling a bit better this morning. Bea is a star.

I agree with you completely with getting your steroids right. Iโ€™m only a year into this adrenal insufficiency thingy and Iโ€™ve been taken completely by surprise a couple of times about how quickly your body slows down (canโ€™t think of any other way to describe it!) Iโ€™m on the right steroid dose now for a good day, but as soon as I get any sort of infection the adrenal insufficiency kicks in.

Itโ€™s quite a grey day here today, not like the beautiful Spring sunshine yesterday. I hope itโ€™s warm enough for you to sit in the sun for a while.

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Hi Helen

Yes it is difficult to manage.

When I have a minute I will translate the endocrinologist emails over the last few months. He has been very explanatory.

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Oups message went..thanks again ๐ŸŒบ

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Wishing you a good recovery and a good night's sleep in your own bed! xx Moy

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Oh Fran you are going through it at the moment but you are home now, be kind to yourself and rest. you have a lovely daughter. Take care x x x๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท

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Oh dear Fran. I hope you will feel better day by day. You are lucky to have Bea taking care if you and I know you hate feeling so vulnerable. Be patient and enjoy the little pleasures such as the Sun warming you. Take care xx

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Poor you, you really have been through the mill. At least youโ€™re home now and hopefully on the up. Take some time, rest, do what the docs tell you let people take care of you while you get better. Thinking of you. X

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Wishing you a speedy recovery Fran xxx

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Hope things get better soon Fran ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ x

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Great you're home with your loved ones Fran and being cared for by your wonderful daughter. Hope your recovery goes well and you feel better soon xx

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As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, there's no place like home. Take things very easy till you feel back to normal. Thank goodness you've got such a help in Bea. Love, Sheila x

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Glad you are home hopefully with the nice weather to improve things for you.

Dan

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Thanks Dan โ˜€๏ธ

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Good news you are home even if you are not yet fully recovered. I am glad you are being well cared for. All we need now is some nice weather so you can sit the other side of the window. Take care x

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Ahhh thatโ€™s lovely thank you ๐ŸŒท

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Oh what a lot to go through yet you seem so positive/well done!

Get well soon. ๐Ÿ’Janzo

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š I try anyway, I believe in looking on the bright side of life ๐Ÿ˜‰it has helped through a lot๐ŸŒธ

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Get well soon , what a brilliant daughter you have x

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Thanks. Sheโ€™s great x

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Canโ€™t believe you were given conflicting instructions! Anyway, keeping fingers crossed you will feel much better soon. x

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Thank you for your kind message ๐Ÿ˜ŠThought about it and then I understood the GP meant well, he did phone me this morning to see how I was, he had read the specialist โ€˜s email and understood the matter. Thatโ€™s why we have specialists I suppose, they know their stuff. Just took a little while for everybody to get in touch. I had already increased the pred last night as the GP had suggested, didnโ€™t sleep a wink. Luckily I hadnโ€™t started on the hydrocortisone which was supposed to be from this morning..so all well on that score xx

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Hope you keep improving day by day sometimes it is an uphill struggle but you are blessed having a loving/supportive daughter XC

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Indeed!! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š xx

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