I’ve asked to increase my hours again by an extra hour a day. I’m managing to keep up with help of short breaks when I can. I still rely on a lot of sleep. I got home after an early shift on Monday, fell asleep on the sofa for an hour and still managed to get a 14 hr sleep that night! I woke up late for work the next day but I still managed to get there on time! Just about!
I went to the QE for 2 hospital appointments a couple of weeks ago. This was the first one since I was admitted in December. I saw the medical and surgical team. They were happy with my progress and don’t think I need any intervention in regards to the bile ducts. Barium swallow, HIDA and ultrasound scan showed nothing sinister which was great news! Since that appointment, I’ve heard nothing until today when they left a message on my answer phone. They want me back in next week to have bloods taken because they are yet again, slightly off. Can’t my bloods just ever be normal!?
There was one thing I mentioned to the medical team, and that was about the pain I’m still in. They were happy for me to keep taking my pain relief but if it doesn’t improve, I’ll be referred to the pain team. I do feel that it’s slowly improving, but I struggle at work without it. I’m making sure I still rest when I need to. I’ve got lots of annual leave booked off in March, so I’m looking forward to relaxing.
A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend away for my friends 30th birthday. We flew to Dublin from Birmingham. We did so much, including going to the Leprechaun Museum, as you do! 😂 It was the break I needed! More holidays to come! 😁
Happy birthday Alex 😘
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