Thought some of you may be interested in my update/heart problem.
I have seen Cardiologist again. I have a moderate to severe heart valve leak, plus angina, looks like I will have to have surgery, but before then I await some more tests, Coronary angiography, and a Transoesophageal echocardiogram [ what a mouthful ] sometimes I feel I have a box of frogs in my chest, will be glad to get it all sorted.
I'm getting lower back pain, not sure if this PMR or the heart problem,? ESR was 17 so not to bad, I have also been on statins now for a month and so far no problems. I was a bit worried about my kidney function which is down to 35 and creatinine 133. the Cardio didn't seem too concerned. I'm getting anxious about the tests which probably isn't doing my adrenals much good, and wonder if I need to up my steroid dose for the tests ? I'm hoping that they will sedate me.
I had a letter from the Endcronologist, they will see me again in March and to continue to take 7 mgs of pred, but they couldn't explain my severe fatigue, no doubt it's my heart problem causing this, which they don't know about yet as I'm being treated at the West Suffolk hospital for this heart problem and all my other health issues are dealt with at Addenbrooks. I don't know if hospitals contact one another?
Best wishes to all