Turn away now!

A little update but a word of warning none of it good.

Well 2017 turned out to be, health wise, the worst year of my life. I won't bore you all with everything just the latest episode where I ended up in a&e for Christmas Day. My blood pressure & oxygen levels were very low I was gasping for breath & my heart rate was all over the place. X-ray blood tests drips galore things were looking better when my temperature soared 😩 Severe chest infection & a black spot found on my lung, think it's the infection but further tests to follow. The staff were excellent & a very handsome young doctor asked me for my mobile number 😉 He phoned me two days later to check on how I was, how lovely is that. ( I think he was worried that he'd discharged me too soon!)

On the home front it has also been one of the worst years of my life where things have gone consistently wrong. eg...... no heating no hot water & a half built extension, since April. & no I don't smell I have an electric shower! My son who is overseeing & financing the extension ( paying back a loan) has been extremely ill & could of died, he's still on the mend. As he's self employed his battles will be on going.

My RD can't get a look in at the moment although has tried a few times!!

Off to Tenerife tomorrow for 3 weeks 😎 Thank you to everyone on this site. X

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You need that break Caza! Sorry to hear about your sojourn in hospital Christmas Day, concerning stuff. I hope things settle, how nice of that doctor to check on you! Pleased your son is recuperating, though that must have been & still is a real worry.

Enjoy your hols, maybe things will seem a bit better for relaxing. I hope your extension with it's added problems are completed soon. x

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The worst of it was my daughter in law who always spends Xmas day with her folks very kindly offered to host lunch, a big deal for her & of course none of us were well enough to join them 😞 I felt so upset for her & so guilty that I've decided never again, Xmas day will be spent home alone & preferably abroad 😎 (abroad is sort of home as well, in fact more so now 😤)

Yes the young doc was lovely, I felt really sorry for him when he took me into a quiet room to give me the results. He was so nervous very sweet. He said do you have any questions, yes I can I please go home now.

A good dose of laid back sunshine just what I need x

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I'm sure she understood, but what a shame after going to all that trouble, couldn't be helped though. Before moving out there we spent a few Christmases in Spain, it's different but a nice different.

The doc must have been concerned for you, nerves are lost the more they get used to delivering information but I bet you nearly ran out of there, or would have if you could! Enjoy the curing warmth of the sun. Sounds just the ticket. x

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When my sister, who was my best friend, died suddenly in November a few years back now, I decided to bring the whole family over to Tenerife for Christmas. It was great, we ate fish & salad over looking the sea. Then we all went back & swam & selpt by the pool. No queues for food etc...bliss. As you know there Xmas day is on the 6th Jan which is very religious & lovely to watch. Very different here.

Yes the doctor was very young, very sweet young man. He will get used to it & the news wasn't that bad unless I missed something

Lovely here

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I'm so sorry Caza, that must have been doubly difficult for you but how lovely that something so awful brought all of you together to make it a nice Christmas. I can just imagine you all, enjoying the good food & the sun, brill!

I used to love the evening of the 5th, the Kings arrival & the excitement of the children. We used to go down to the coast & watch them come in by boat then follow the parade through the town to a stage outside the Town Hall where they'd sit on thrones & give out the presents. Happy memories. Next day was family day, as you say a very religious day so church then huge family lunch, all the shops were closed & everywhere deadly quiet.

So I take it you're having good weather?! x

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Just watched the three kings go by, children in hot pursuit. Live bands dancing & fireworks 💥 weather has been brilliant about 25. Haven't done much at all, still getting breathless but on the mend. x

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Oddly enough only 15 mins ago I said to my h the kiddies will be getting all excited & he said give over they'll have been & gone by now. Ha! Just love watching it all, bet it's lovely & quiet, not at all noisy!! Sounds like you've lovely weather, just a nice temp, just the job for recuperating. Hope your breathlessness improves still more. Enjoy it & take it easy. x

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The hospital ran me Sunday re; ,my seizure, when i said i couldn't remember they spoke to hubby and the next thing i know we are on our way back down to the hospital,then they rang Xmas day as well this time to tell me i was to go to a clinic(no i can't say it let alone spell the clinics name) I found them to be very kind and caring.xxxx

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Sounds as though they're on it Sylvi. When do you go to the clinic? x

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Don't know darling.xxx

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I guess it's just waiting to hear from them know then. Hope it's not long in coming . x

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Sorry to hear this Sylvi I didn't know you'd had a seizure. Really hope your ok & are on the mend x

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I have just had a letter with three appts. for heart monitor,bp thingy and echo all on the same day. Not until the 25th of this month.xxxx

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You've had a torrid time but hopefully a bit off sun will cure that , I'm off to Ferteventura on Saturday and can't wait xxx

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I hope you have a lovely time.xxx

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Have a lovely time away. Very hot here in Tenerife x

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That's awful. I hope your holiday helps you xx

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Thanks allanah, most if not all can be & will get sorted eventually. Just need a break & then I'll come back fighting fit again x

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Wishing you better luck and health for 2018- enjoy your holiday.

Marie

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Me too. Hope 2018 brings you good health & happiness as well x

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Hoping you get well soon. It’s not nice to go to A+E on Christmas Day but hopefully you are on the mend now.

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There was a lot of interesting entertainment to be had 😳 & they even offered me a Xmas dinner 😩 Staff were absolutely lovely but not my first choice of venue!!

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Hope you enjoy your break and i hope you come home refreshed and feeling brighter.xxxx

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On my way ☀️☀️☀️😎

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You sound as though that holiday is very much needed, Caza. I sincerely hope the New Year brings better health for you and yours

J

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Thanks for your reply. I'm on the mend. Hope this year brings you good health x

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Ditto. Dreadful year for me and the family. Im now looking forward as somethings will continue. Some times it harder than others but I remind myself of posirives when im struggling. Have a great time away....sure you will ☺

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Hi Ruth, thank you. Sorry to hear that your having a tough time as well. Life isn't easy is it. Hope things start to improve for you x

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