2 Weeks!! That is all it took….

dear john and channing tatum image

I know what you are thinking, corny Dear John quote, but nope another sucky health post.

I lasted a whole two weeks at work before someone gave me their unsanitary germs. As I am lying here typing this  I have no sense of smell (although my nose has stopped running so that is a good thing), sore nostrils, sore throat, lungs that feel heavy and are producing a lot of, well crap!! Sweaty, hot and cold at the same time and to top it all off, I am deaf in one ear and suffering with ear pain and a stiff neck, along with numbness in the (deaf) side of my face and a headache of all headaches – looking at the screen is even painful.

Whoever passed me these germs, I WILL FIND YOU AND….

kill you friends GIF

But not literally of course ( I am far too nice for that). In all seriousness I feel like death warmed up, who gets ill in a heatwave – that would be me!!

If anyone has any suggestions on how to get better soon and how to bring my hearing back I would appreciate it.

sick lisa kudrow GIF


The Health Diary Continues….

I am off work at present, mainly due to my anxiety but I am also having other problems at the same time.

Main synptoms are;

  • Extreme fatigue,
  • Extreme Thirst (nothing will quench my thirst),
  • Hunger,
  • Running back and fourth to the toilet to pee.
  • Blood Sugars that are all over the place.

I have been on Metformin for my PCOS since 2012 (I think!) but my new GP surgery stopped prescribing them as it “isn’t something they prescribe in primary care” – even though I know they prescribe it to others!!

Since coming off Metformin my symptoms have worsened to the point it is massively affecting my daily life 🙁

I struggle to work a 12 hour shift, and when I am in work I am running back and fourth to the toilet and consume on average 1 litre of fizzy flavoured water, 500ml of diet cola (on nights) and between 3-6 of water/squash litres on average in a 12 hour shift.

My thirst is not relieved by anything 🙁.

I saw the GP in December and bloods where ordered , everything including the Hba1c was ‘normal’ – I was on metformin at this point .

Saw the GP again on 21/03/2017 and mentioned these worsening symptoms, as Hb1ac was ‘normal’ – diabetes was ruled out (but not completely) and Dr mentioned Diabetes Insipidus – Endocrinology Referral Completed   – But this could take months!!

I went back to the GP on 29/03/2017 as these symptoms are getting worse and last night my blood sugar spent most of the night in the 9-10 mmol and it has NEVER been like that.

I felt awful!!

I had more bloods done, to check kidney function and another Hba1c. Phlebotomy said my surgery should have it Friday Afternoon. So I will ring them Friday because I know when my body isn’t right, I know something is wrong.

Maybe I am being paranoid – but working in Healthcare I know how quickly things can escalate.

Plus the issue I had last year (taking weeks to diagnose my appendicitis, I think I have a right to be worried).

The Story Continues.

I haven’t discussed this with anyone as I feel nobody cares. I don’t have many family members to speak to, I don’t hear from my siblings anymore ( very rarely) but I do miss them, I am here for them when they are ready.

I have been re referred to the CMHT for my anxiety as they discharged me from the service ( not sure why, maybe because I moved and they couldn’t get hold of me!)