Well, here goes. I am going to try and catch up on all thats been happening of late and let me tell you its been yet another roller coaster o fhell like only I could have,
It all started back a few weeks ago, when as you will probably recall I was excitedly heading off for a week of pampering and indulgence at Jane Hodge Respite Hotel. When I arrived there on Monday I wasn't feeling 100% but thought it would pass. I settled in and got to know the great staff and most of all the amazing choice of food available such as steak with various sauces and some nice fresh salmon etc etc and the huge cooked breakfast on offer each day too, well I had to keep up my bacon intake!! Sadly by Tuesday morning I began to have some pain along with problems having a pee. I put up with it till Wednesday by just sleeping realy not even getting up for food, but I called the doctor out on wes morning. Thankfully my gp's main practice is nearby in cowbridge so one of them came out to see me. He confirmed what I pretty much knew anyway, that I had a kidney infection and put me on Cefelexcin. I wasted no time in starting them when they arrived from the chemist a couple of hours later but almost immediately they caused horrendous sickness. I persevered for another day or so but ended up getting them to change them to a less sicky one which I started on Friday. In the meantime Judith had contacted mr to say that puppy was back home from the baby (puppy) sitters, Jason, Cathy and James as he was not very well too so I decided to go back home early insyead of staying there till Monday. Okay then, you still there and not fallen asleep yet?? By around Tuesday the antibiotics were having some effect. However, when I got up Tuesday morning and Judith saw me I had turned a lovely shade of Yellow all over and as Halloween had been and gone I thought I might just need to see the doctor I think. 1 hour later I was sitting in the surgery discussing with Dr Pardoe how I was going to get myself into B4 at Heath Towers. (I know it used to be C1 but the buggers thought they could escape from me by moving when I wasn't looking, the fools...) still, it has been a year since I was last there. They knew something must be wrong with my liver to cause this and the blood results did indicate this but all the various sacns and x-rays etc showed nothing was wrong. After a few days they decided that it was most probably a reaction to the original antibiotics given for the kidney infection even though I had only taken it for a couple of days about a week earlier. So after a weeks internment actually in a four bed ward and not the usual solitary confinement which was a real bonus as there were other humans to talk to, thye let me come home, not before giving me a stinking cold to come home with which as usual has gone straight on my chest causing me all sorts of grief and yet another 10 days of antibiotics. It has taken ages to start to feel any benefit and only the last day or so have I managed to drag myself out of bed and into the chair, apart from having to drag myself to the day unit for my immunoglobulins last Thursday which have hopefully helped things along. Serves me right I guess for not managing to get my flu jab last month, but I wasn't well the day it was due so had no choice realy.
There, I managed it even if it did take me hours to do. Whilst in heath towers they did check out my eyes and as usual its not looking too good. The GVHD is slowly deteriating the surface of my eyes thus causing all the problems. It will just continue to gradually get worse as no treatment is available.
Hopefully Santa will bring me Dictaphone I have asked for and that way I can get to record my blogs for the trusty volunteers to type up and maybe even delve into the podcast arena, who knows??
p.s thanks all of you for your kind thoughts and words whilst I've been away and I do appologise if I managed yet again to scare some of you!!