Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th August
Clinic day. A bit of a novelty, feels like I haven’t been for absolutely ages.
Robyn drove 🚙 We left early enough so that we could sit and have a bit of lunch on our ‘picnic bench’. I even found the time for a bit of blogging 🤗
I had to wait for ages to be seen. In fact I think I was just about the last patient in the waiting room! And then we got a big shock 😱 The consultant I saw said that he thought my illness may be coming back. What? Apparently some of the levels from my last blood test were too high and this was what he thought the problem was.
Robyn was upset and worried immediately, I do think I was in a state of shock. This was totally unexpected. No one had contacted me previously to say about my blood results, which we understood they did if there were any problems with them. The doctor was very good and took some time to have a chat with us and told us not to worry!
My next appointment isn’t for two months when I will have an ultrasound scan too to check all the ‘pipe work’ as he put it.
So then off we went. A difficult drive back for Robyn. We text Leah to tell her the news.
I think the general feeling for the rest of that evening was ‘what on earth is going to happen now?’
Tuesday was a day off. I think what I had been told yesterday was starting to sink in a bit, but I was determined that my time wasn’t going to be wasted, so I just got on with all the sorting jobs I had set myself (more preparation for the house move).
I have too much to do to sort everything out to be held back with moping around because of my illness returning. And I need my girls to show me they are being strong about this as they are the ones that keep me going. Of course I am worried about them, but if they are a crying heap on the floor then I will be too and that just cannot happen. So on we all go …
‘My dad suggested I register for a donor card. He’s a man after my own heart!’ This won Masai Graham the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 😂 I myself quite like number 3 on the list!
I was back at work on Wednesday!
I just want to give this transplant band a mention! – Gifted Organs. If you click on this link you can watch a couple of their videos 😀