Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I’ve finally got shot of my chest infection but every one i have seems to take that little bit longer to get over than the one before. The doctor has been trying out different pain management medications for my chronic daily headaches/eye pain and to be honest, there are some pretty disturbing things happening to me in other ways over the last 6-12 months, mostly to do with my poor memory, vagueheadedness and lack of concentration and other stuff. I’m awaiting a hospital appointment to see a Neurologist who will hopefully be able to help, and may, the doctor tells me, decide on me having a brain scan or somesuch. I had one about 9 years ago when i first became ill, so i know they aren’t anything to be scared of, but that was just my head being scanned, i dunno if they will do an MRI or whatnot.
My recent bloods came back normal, apart from a raised white blood cell count, which the doctor attributes to my having a chest infection coming on at the time i had the blood tests.
I’m trying to muddle through, but every day seems cloudy and I am so frustrated with how I seem to be sliding into incompetency in some areas. I keep missing apointments and forgetting important things so i have resorted to writing down lists of whether or not i have taken the kids to school, had my tablets etc…i went upstairs a couple of weeks ago to check if i had taken the children to school….i had forgotten driving them there.
I don’t understand whats going on with me, and i hope that if there is something wrong with me that it can be dealt with. The good news is the doc says in her opinion i don’t have premature dementure, but that it could be a symptom of something else being wrong with me. Also, she gave me these ‘gold star’ migraine pain relief tablets a few weeks ago, and said that migraine pain relief didn’t get much better than that …only they didn’t work on me, so she seems to think it might be a possibility that what we have thought are migraines all along, may in fact be something else.
I’m not thinking this is anything especially sinister though, as i’ve been on prescription meds for my pain for years and the symptoms have remained consistant on the whole, though my memory loss is certainly worse now, as is my lack of concentration and eye pain, headaches etc.
Hopefully, we can get the pain managed once and for all when i see the neurologist and if there is something wrong, please God, let them find out once and for all what it is because i hate not knowing why my body is behaving as it is!
Anyway, there’s my medical update, which i record here because, well, who knows, i might just forget it if i don’t. LOL!!!