Status Update

STATUS UPDATE – Missed Me Much, Miss Me More

To all the people who don’t like me nagging about my health: here’s your chance to tune out now 😉

I hate nagging as much as you do, but sadly at this moment it’s the one thing that got me further into feeling better. There have been some changes in my life recently, some of which I am quite proud:

  1. First change (not good): for a while now I’ve been getting really sick on at least one day a week, regularly. Weird, huh? I say it’s the *whispers* hormones again, but I am no doctor so what do I know? All that I do know is that every Wednesday (and one Tuesday) since five weeks I get physically unwell to the extent that I can’t do anything but lie down and hope it goes away fast (which it never does). Nausea, stomach aches, bowels playing up… You name it, I’ve got it.  For hours on end. And every Wednesday…? 😮 That makes no sense at all, so I decided to call my gynaecologist. And GP.
  2. Second change (pretty good): I had an apppointment planned with my gynaecologist for January 2nd. When I called and explained my issues to her assistant, she told me my doctor really can’t see me until next year. What the heck? Instead of giving up, though, I decided to try something different: I kept nagging and pleading and talking and arguing until she relented and suddenly *found* an opening on November 20th. Hah! Thought this was good? Wait ’til you read what nagging brought me next:
  3. Third change (super good!): This Friday, I called my GP. On purpose, because I know she’s out on Fridays and I like her substitute better. But, unfortunately for me it appeared as if I was never going to make it past the firewall of assistents. The one who picked up the phone listened to my problems for a short while only to proceed by repeating to me: “We cannot help you with this. No, there’s nothing we can do.”
    Again, normally I would have given up, but this time I was relentless and kept going at her until she agreed to have the GP call me back later. My doctor did so and after explaining the whole story again to her, she said (directly translated quote): “You should have come in to see me, I could have run a few tests on you already.”I can’t describe how good it felt to tell her: “I tried, but your assistent wouldn’t let me. She said you couldn’t do anything for me.”Sometimes being a b*tch feels so great! 🙂

    Anyway, my doctor’s scheduled for tons of blood tests (“Basically just everything, plus the usual”). So I’ll have my blood taken on Monday and then meet my regular GP on (irony:) Wednesday to talk it all over.

Conclusion: my health is definitely not good. It comes and goes in waves, but every week it gets drastically worse for a day or two. Or three. And then picks up and starts all over.

I know people don’t believe me because it sounds like a bad joke: every Wednesday she gets sick? Yeah, right! The sad truth is that even I feel like it’s all in my head sometimes, until it happens again. On a Wednesday 😐 And by then I am crying from feeling helpless.

So right now, my main priority is getting better. I have “WP” written in my diary to remind me to post on WordPress, read all of your posts and, basically, appear alive altogether. But honestly, I am not up for it.

Still, I am happier than I’ve been these past five weeks! 🙂 Because I took a stand (or two) and am finally sticking up for myself. And I’m not done nagging to the right people, not until I am all well again.

I am sorry if I’m letting anyone down or dissapoint someone. I’m going to take an official break from WordPress, but hope to be back sooner than anyone can imagine 🙂

Miss you all ❤

17 thoughts on “STATUS UPDATE – Missed Me Much, Miss Me More”

  1. I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and very interesting blog. I come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. A soon.

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  2. I’m really sorry to hear about your health troubles! I know what it feels like to be unwell so much of the time. I hope you figure it out quickly and feel better soon. I hope you are having a good Christmas season.

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  3. Oh dear…that was not what I was hoping to read, finally stopping by again and find out how you’re thriving. If you have Netflix, check the docu Heal. I think you might find some answers to your questions in it 😉 And please don’t hesitate to connect with me, since even warriors can use a listening ear at times 😉 Warm regards and big hug, XxX

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  4. Nooo, I like reading your updates and knowing what’s going on with your health. I’m so sorry about the rather oddly scheduled day each week you’re so unwell. So it’s just for the one day, and pretty much the same day each week. I’m guessing there’s no connections to anything you can think of, like something you’ve done/somewhere you’ve been/something you’ve drank or eaten the day before..? Do you feel that awful as soon as you wake up, or does it come on during the day? Sorry about all the questions!

    Hurrah on the gynaecologist appt! I had something similar happen before when I persevered because the situation was bad and the receptionist magically ‘found’ a spare appointment! And it’s brilliant your doc has schedule all those tests. So you see your usual doc the day after the blood tests? Shame it’s not a few days after really so you can get the results at the same time. Glad you got to let the doc know the receptionist/assistant was an arse!! Bet that felt good! 😉

    I really do hope the tests and your doc can come up with some idea of what’s going on. You should definitely be proud for sticking up for yourself and persevering!!!

    Keep us updated with how you get on..?
    Sending hugs (& secretly hoping your body will take a break from its usual routine this Wednesday!)  ♥

    Caz xxxx

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    1. Hi Caz. Sorry for the late reply.

      The ” episodes” usually happen in the late afternoon/early evening. My gynaecologist said it was all “psychological” and that I “should talk to someone about it”. She recommended an online psychologist and he said “I think it’s physical. Maybe you should talk to your doctor about it”.
      I am sensing a lot of water is going to be carried to the sea by me… 🙄

      Anyway, my GP did give me the results for the blood test and that was all good. She’s prescribed me with something that suppresses nausea and it seems to work, even though not for 100%. But at least I can now just carry on what I was doing as opposed to lie in bed and wait for it to be over.

      My mum’s now stepped in with a book on homeopathic remedies and we’re both trying out a new diet. I say both because she confessed she shares some of my problems but not all and not nearly as strongly as I do. She’s in her menopause and a little extra research online had me finding out more and more people have similar issues after quitting the pill. So I reckon my gynaecologist’s a lazy bum after all and it’s all in fact hormonal. Nothing to do but wait it out. I give myself 6 months (which was noted as the minimum time to recover from “de-pilling”) and then I’ll go back and yell at some more people.

      How have you been? Thanks for being so interested 😊

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