Friday, 5 June 2015

A Health Update

Hey everyone. I  just wanted to apologise for the lack of posts on here of late. For the past few months I have been suffering from fatigue and gallstones. Put them both together and I have been feeling rough.

Earlier this year I visited a specialist at the hospital and I was finally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue after 18+ years of not really knowing why I am tired all the time. I had wondered for a long time if this was the case but as no doctor had given me a formal diagnosis I just wasn't sure. After lots of blood tests over the years they finally concluded that it must be Chronic Fatigue. There is no real test for it and I've had it since I had glandular fever in my late teens. Some days I sleep for 20 out of 24 hours. I am now waiting to go to the hospital for a group session and then to get more help in controlling the illness as I really do hope to feel well enough and reliable enough to return to work one day. 

In the past year I have been suffering from stomach pains too. My doctor diagnosed me with a hiatus hernia and I was given tablets. In the last couple of months though the pain has got worse and the tablets haven't been working so I went back to the doctors and she sent me to the hospital for an ultra sound scan. It was confirmed that I have multiple gall stones so I am going to have to go into hospital for an operation to remove the gall bladder. In the mean time I have to keep to a low fat diet which I'm doing well on and slowly losing weight too. I am quite nervous to have the operation because I have never had an operation before and I hate the fact that I might have to stay in hospital over night. I am hoping it will be an in and out in one day job. It's keyhole surgery (unless they have troubles getting it out that way). I am also hoping they can do it at Kidderminster hospital as Neil and I don't drive and it will be a nightmare getting too and from Worcester. Is it sad that I actually want to ask if I can keep the stones? I want to see what has been giving me so much grief over the last year. I have no idea how long it will take to get an operation date but I am hoping it will be soon. 

Anyway, more posts coming up soon.


  1. Oh dear....It sounds like you have had a rough time lately!
    I hope the surgery goes well & you feel better soon x

  2. My mother in law has kept her gallstones and insists on showing them to everyone, lol. Hope you get a date for your operation soon if you haven't got it already. Hopefully you will be in & out the same day too xx