First the good news: I had my Blue Badge assessment today and the very nice lady told me there and then that I more than qualify and my badge should be with me in around 7-10 days. She also said that I should qualify for the DLA higher rate. I applied for this 2 weeks ago, and I had a letter on Saturday saying that they were writing to my consultants. Hopefully this wont take too long for the decision.
Now the bad: I got home from work today to find a letter from my rheumy consultant. The recent blood tests have shoen that I also now have Pernicious Anaema and Folate Deficiency. I am to have B12 injections and she also wants me to have a full Coeliac test. My thyroid levels are very low, and if my next bloods come back as the same (I have them 4 weekly) then I will also have to take thyroxine.
On the one hand I am happy to be being believed and getting my blue badge, and on the other I am sad as it means I have joined the realms of being disabled. I turned 40 in October last year and I feel like my life has plummeted. Now i have additional worries about the new problems. I have an appointment tomorrow (Tuesday) with my orthopeadic consultant regarding my poor feet and the last time I saw him, he mentioned that I would have to have surgery if things didn't improve - well they haven't improved and my right foot has decided to join the party.
My mind is in a complete muddle, and I am getting more and more exhausted by the day. My 9 year-old twins were doing my cleaning at the weekend as I just can't do it and my hubby and 18 & 19 year old sons just ignore my requests to help me. I've given them all my file that I keep all my hospital visits, letters etc in and told them to read it. I am hoping that they wake up and realise that this is all genuine and that I am no longer the same as I was and need them to do things for me. It's hard enough getting your own mind set to make adjustments and to accept the life changes - why can't they see it?
I'm off to bed in a minute as i'm so tired but I wanted to get this blog posted and see if anyone else had similar problems/results.
much love to one and all