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Sunday, 2 January 2022

My 2021 - My Worst One for Bad Health Yet...

 My 2021 - My Worst One for Bad Health Yet...

So, this is me. Almost 40 year old me. Hi! Most days I feel fine, like normal not so old me but then I have days where I don't feel like me at all. The past year has been my worst one for bad health yet and I am so glad it's over, but sadly my health problems are far from over. 

Last January I was hospitalised with severe DVT (Blood Clots) which was very scary and because it was 'Unprovoked' meaning they don't know what caused it, I'm now on medication for life. It's not what I wanted but needs must so those tablets are now just another part of my daily life. Just as life was starting to feel more normal, I was hospitalised again in April for a unknown infection which I'm sad to say, is still an ongoing issue, even now, nine months later.
 

All my blood tests showed abnormal Liver Function levels so the specialists have been keeping an eye on me. My weight is stable now but I'm still 2 stone lighter than I was last year. Tiredness is my main problem, as I struggle most days just to get through to the end. I go to work and then come home and fall asleep on the settee. Staying awake for a whole day is just so hard. I feel awful as most of the time I'm fine but then I have days where I just feel so wiped out. I tend to spend my days off work resting now instead of going out with friends or visiting family and I feel like I'm neglecting everyone but I just don't have the energy.

Anyway, my last blood results still showed up as abnormal so I'm all booked in for an MRI in the next few weeks. I'm hoping that shows something so we can finally see what's wrong with me because if it doesn't, I have to prepare myself for a Liver Biopsy, which is very scary.

To most people I look fine. But I sure don't feel it most days. I don't complain much as I don't want to annoy the people around me so I just pick myself up and keep on going. It's tough.

Plus everyone around me is coming down with the virus so I'm now desperately trying to avoid that so my tests can go ahead. I really need to get the answers I've been looking for.

Here's hoping that 2022 is a healthier year for me and all of you too.

I'll keep you posted x

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