I’m sorry for the late update. Yesterday took a rather unexpected turn. If I tell you one thing to be thankful for was the nice A&E doctor, you’ll start to get the picture! :-0 🙂
I fainted at work and had so much pain I went to A&E. I wasn’t sure whether to go or not especially as this is now chronic, but work pushed for me to go. It was the worst pain yet. It was probably the right choice to go as if things had got even worse later at home I’d only have been even more stuck and maybe ended up going anyway. As it was, they were able to give me a stronger dose of analgesics which have started to control the pain so that is really good. It took about 4 hours before I could walk slowly without feeling so dizzy I thought I’d faint again. I got discharged home in the late afternoon.
Roll on the surgery…
Still, I promised to update with the 5 things I’m thankful for, so here goes:
1 – That I have a caring manager and colleagues who really did seem to care more about my health than the trouble my absence would cause on a busy Saturday. How different this was from all my previous experience.
2 – The particularly caring doctor at A&E. It matters so much to feel listened to and that a plan is put in place to manage and cope better with symptoms when they can’t necessarily be cured immediately.
3 – The friend who most unexpectedly was in the area and came to bring me some grocery essentials and stayed to talk a while. Someone caring enough to go out of their way to give practical help and give me company made a huge difference.
4 – A sea of beautiful daffodils spotted on the way to work. Pretty things are close at hand if you force yourself to look.
5 – My hot water bottle and my blanket!