Or should that be missing in inaction.
I have missed this forum, I do pop by but with work I struggle for time.
So in my last post I mentioned I'd given up on after work runs, tried a morning run, got another 5k personal best and sorted out a 10k training plan.
So this week has looked something like this:
Monday - rest day
Tuesday - alarm, urgh Nope not happening. Snooze. Work.
Wednesday - alarm, urgh Nope not happening. Snooze. Ring doctor.
So only phone appointments left.
"Hello doctor, yes it hurts to breath, I am very breathless. I do have a cold. Ok you want to see me."
Appointment in the afternoon.
"Well your lungs are clear, you're not wheezing and your peak flow is fine. I can't find anything wrong. Are you normally breathless?"
"No I run"
"Ummmm. History of blood clots in your family?"
"Er I don't think so"
"Well I am doing to send you to hospital as a precaution"
Now apprently saying you have no way of getting to hospital is the wrong answer but ambulance was arranged and I was sent home to wait and warned it could be a long wait.
So soon as I got home I burst into tears - well it's scary being sent to hospital even if it's just a precaution. Obviously the doctor had sufficient worry to send me.
So my third ever trip in a proper ambulance.
First I was in anaphylaxic shock
Second I was on a spinal board (don't remember it)
And well this time.
I taught the paramedic something new - I take a diabetes drug off list to treat another condition so now the paramedic knows that just cause you take metformin doesn't mean you will be diabetic.
So QMC and the medical assessment clinic (gp referral is a magic way to by pass A&E) barely had a chance to sit down before I was whisked off for test.
Blood pressure, blood sugar, blood work up, ecg.
Then talk to a nurse practitioner before being sent for an xray.
Eventually I saw the consultant. All tests clear. Nasty virus, complicated cause I have ME. Breathing issues likely bronchial spasms due to scaring from teenage asthma or I technically still have asthma but because breathlessness is on exertion (can barely walk across the room) and breathing hurts I do need to get my gp to refer me for an echocardiogram to check my heart so mostly likely nothing but obviously still a niggly worry.
Consultant sent me home with antibiotics because although it's viral my immune system needs all the help it can get and I am at risk of developing a super bug and I have been ordered to rest and he stressed that if I still wasn't feeling better after my self cert period at work then I have to get a doctors note. Basically I am very poorly.
And the best bit they arranged and paid for a taxi to get me home. I can't fault the clinic they were brilliant.
So no running
I need to see the gp to arrange the Echo and will discuss if I can do exercise while I am waiting (once I'm better obviously).
Hope that everyone is doing well, I will try and pop by a little more.