HI GUYS AND GODDESSES!
It's been a LONG time since I posted. It's all a bit of a blur, but I've just updated my profile, and you can see the full story.
Anyway.....Good news. My engine is ticking over again. Soon it will move from idling to gently accelerating.
After five months of very worrying (and even scary...a first for me!) ill health, I suddenly realised on Thursay night that I'd had a good day. Friday and Saturday were OK too, as is today. I'm not breathless and suffering dizzy spells all day anymore, just small episodes.
It's miraculous, and I’ve had absolutely no treatment.
I did see the consultant cardiologist (at last), on Fri 14th Sept. That was a full three months since the heart trouble was spotted on two scans. And the doctor was one of the good guys, I'm pleased to say.
He wasn’t keen to do any radical intervention, as there had been an improvement shown on my last echo cardiogram. And, believe it or not, he took me along (mid appointment) to have a third echo scan, and watched as the physiologist did the scanning.
When we went back into his office, he told me the fluid level had lowered again, and there was a good chance it would go away naturally. I'll be scanned again in a few months time ahead of seeing him next.
It seems all this has been caused by a severe chest infection back in April.
It hadn't completely cleared, and caused a gradual build up of fluid around the heart, to the point when I started feeling so weak.
Even more good news, he told me that my haemoglobin had finally risen to a normal level after plummeting from 130 to 70, and the blood transfusion that followed on 1st May.
It's taken a long time, but the doctor told me it was up to 124. I was, in football parlance,’ over the moon’.
Hey, speaking of football, perhaps it was Sunderland’s rapid drop down the divisions that set all this off.
Complete rest, no exertion at all and trying to keep stress and worry at bay have been the key to getting better.
i HATE to say this, but we have to remember we aren't young and fully fit these days. :cry: Trouble is, nobody can convince us of that. In our minds we are 19 (well I am!) and all too often we think we're supermen, We've been kidding ourselves.
I swear my recovery is down to the complete easing up on everything. No dashing here there and everywhere. Whenever I did try to over-exert myself, I paid the price for it.
Well, I'll finish now, with another motoring pun. I'm still here with engine idling, and feel like a learner driver, nervous and shaky about putting the accelerator down, BUT it will get pressed to the floor in the very near future!
I promise to be sensible. No more dashing about till I'm truly fit again.
Can't type quickly yet though (a bit dozy). I hear you all say "Nothing new there then"! :lol:
Stay well my friends, and remember, these glitches are sent to try us. Just get mad as hell and then plan your battle.
Edited by member 23 Sep 2018 at 16:28
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