Well here goes, my first Blog
Went for a treadmill test today as I experience a fullness in chest arms and neck when walking up any incline. I had one 18 months ago which showed an SVT. At that time I was able to complete the test. Felt really stupid today as I only managed 4 ½ mins before feeling really uncomfortable and had to ask them to stop. He didn’t seem to think there were any signs of angina(suppose thats good), but why do I feel like this?
I had to go and have a CXR again, met loads of my work colleagues all asking me how I was. ‘Fed up being off but no better than when I went off sick 4 months ago. ’ At least my eyes weren’t red today. I asked the Dr. about taking NSAID as suggested by the Opthamologist and he agrees I can take them.(Hopefully will be able to get the scleritis under control). Opthamologist appointment Friday and then at some stage another nerve conduction test, ah well, at least it gets me out of the house. Realise I need something to keep my mind active. The only other time I was off work for this long was when I had my children. Have decided I am going to sign up for the Certificate in Counselling course. At least that doesn’t involve hands too much.
Being off gives me too much time to think ‘am I imagining all this going on in my body?, is it the medication working against each other?, is it time to pack in work?, will I ever feel better than this?.’ Life is for living. I must buck myself up and realise what I do have-family, friends, a home, can still walk. Suppose this could be a new beginning....watch this space.