Must tell you all what's been going on here...
Tuesday I woke not really feeling myself, I could tell within myself something was not quite right... But could not put my finger on it. Jon called the doctors to get him to visit us at home... Oh that is normal they come out to visit us. Bearing in mind he was calling before 9am... The doctor returned his call at 3.30 and said no one can come out for a few days!! By this point I had deteriorated and was having breathing issues everytime I moved...and felt like a pile of books were sitting on my chest. So jon called 111 a telephone service where you can talk to health care professionals for help. They faxed our surgery and told jon to call back telling them I must see a doctor today! The doctor called back and was not happy as you can imagine! He agreed to come out and see me... He turned up at 6.30.
He examined me, listened to my chest and could see I was not well. He called the hospital for advice and they agreed to see me. But not until the morning as there were no beds if I needed to be admitted. But said if I got worse to call 999 and go to hospital....my local one. The one I was booked into is not local its about 1 hour drive away, I prefer to use that hospital as my local hospital is awful. The doctor was just plan awful, telling me he would rather be sitting by a pool and not working and was fed up with it all. Oh he made it clear he was not happy about coming out.
I went to bed early as was feeling awful, and anything I did movement wise just left me out of breath. I did not get much sleep but did rest a little. The ambulance picked me up and I was in the hospital by 9. The staff were wonderful, they could see I was frightened as I did not know what was going on with me. I was thinking it could be more clots back in my lungs, that is what it felt like. But how could it be as I was taking fragmin injections to stop clots!
They stuck a cannula in me, took a lot of bloods, sent me for a chest x Ray and waited the outcome. They were waiting to see what the specialist said as I might of needed to have the dye for a special ct scan of my chest again.
The results came back after a long long wait, as they checked all the blood markers for problems with my heart too. My bloods were ok and board line in some cases... But they know what they are doing!
My X-ray showed I had developed more large clots in both lungs and pneumonia, the doctor says my lungs were crackling when he listened. No wonder i was feeling worn out and tired!
Thankfully the doctors told me all I had to do was take a 5 day course of antibiotics, and they should help with my breathing. I should see a difference by day 3 and much better after 5... But if I don't get any better I am to go back to the hospital. So yipppeee after a long day I was able to go home!!
The doctor explained its normal to feel the way I was, so tired and with coughing as its my lungs trying to fight the infection and clots at the same time. I am to have more tests when feeling better as the amount I have had now is rediculas. The clots are all from being immobile because of my knee!! And it's going to be a long recovery due to what has been going on with me.
No news about my knee, just that next Tuesday I go to get my leg brace fitted. Not sure how it will help, just support I guess? It's to keep my leg straight, be rather interesting as my leg does not go straight! Ha ah
So I am home...ha ha for now! Not really doing much at all as I just can't... Even moving my arms in my chair is getting me out of breath! So sitting still.... Yes trying to get a few stitches in!!
I was thinking about the lovely HAED I am doing, you know William Morris Strawberry Thief... Well I was looking at my books and look what I found!!
And the back...
How wonderful!! Had not even realised!!!
And before everything went pair shaped before the 1 St September I did manage to stitch the wonderful design from Joyful Journal series from Heart in hand.
He is rather cute!
Think if I stitch him again one day I may do it on a lighter, maybe cream fabric...
Stitching has become slower... But still hanging in there.
Just wanted to update you all with how I was doing... Not good but I am still here!
Thanks for sticking with me :)