It is Saturday pm and I am feeling good. Sitting at the computer and listening to Led Zeppelin and thinking about my holiday to Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife and Santa Cruz de la Palma. Still have a long way to go but my brain is functioning again. The fog has lifted and I am able to juggle information. The best thing is not thinking in circles. I can hold conversations where I start with a simple premise, develop the topic and come to a conclusion. Oh frabjous day!!!! Absolutely convinced that it is the trioidothyronine. Pains in joints and back improving even more. Happiness is still there too.
Had a bit of a set back two weeks ago when the breathlessness I have experienced since last year became worse. Was admitted to hospital and told that I needed to take Frusemide for
congestive heart failure. It was a shock because I had been to the cardiac unit in November and been told I had a mild stenosis of the aortic valve. No recommendations for treatment were made at the time. when I went to see one of the doctors at my surgery. Hhe was not very concerned.
I have just been to see my doctor and she read the letter from the consultant carefully and found that I should have been prescribed the fluid retention tablet almost three months before. Do you have to die dramatically at the GP's feet to be taken seriously? Any drugs are helping.
Still have pains/tightness in abdomen and backs of legs and convinced that I have low cortisol levels. 8,00am blood test also showed that my cortisol level was low last November. Asked GP for 24 hour test but she wants to do another morning test. I know this is not good enough but I will indulge her for the moment. It is difficult to jump from one condition to the other even though they are related. I need a bit of a break. Later I am going to ask for referral to endocriologist in one of the London teaching hospitals. any recommendations highly welcome.
Foreby these hassles, I do feel much more positive and happy to be alive.