Had a super Christmas .....saw both sons beforehand and tested my aching muscles by walking from one end to the other of our local airport searching for where Domestic arrivals had gone to in order to greet our eldest and then back again to short stay car park mentally consumed by my thoughts on my levothyroxine and whether it's aiding me or not?.......temporary waiting room way outside the other end of the building whilst changes are made....hence the lack of signs!
Looking back on the holiday we remarked how smoothly it had gone and my better half settled down to transferring dates on to new Kitchen Calendar for the start of NewYear, remarking how good it was that he didn't have any hospital appointments on the horizon.
It was now late Friday evening and having just come out of the bath I was called downstairs where hubby was having a massive nose bleed in the shower room.....10 minutes later I phoned NHS direct who advised to go to A&E so complete with bath towel, plastic bin and a box of man size tissues we set off to the next town ....A &E hospital.........not a happy place to be at midnight on a Friday.After plugging his nostrils it was decided to send him to the Ear Nose and Throat dept. at another hospital in a blue light ambulance, where it was morning before he could get a bed.At this point I will reveal he is on walfarin.......how quickly the holiday changed.He was not a happy bunny and I felt really sorry for him.
I felt helpless .....the only humourous thing we could think of was it was a good job TV's Doc Martin hadn't been there !
I have done a bit of on line research and understand that nose bleeds can be a side effect of warfarin so maybe he will come off it ....we wait to see.
I must say that everyone at hospital have been lovely.....you can imagine how short staff they are .....not only a weekend,but Christmas time too.
Let's hope he's home soon and feeling better.
Thankfully, my thyroid is coping reasonably well apart from the aching legs.
Hospital only 13 miles away so not too bad and have seen some wonderful sunsets on the way home each day.
Let's hope we can all have a Happy New Year and better health.
I wish you all well. XX