The dietician was absolutely lovely this morning. She gave me a birthday present, a new journal and some scented soy candles, and on Thursday I actually got a happy birthday text from her via the computers the receptionists use to send appointment reminders. Words cannot even express. She is just wonderful.
I was dreading getting on the scales. I haven't been weighing myself this week but I was sure I'd gained. I haven't exercised at all for over a week and had a slice of cake nearly every day, but my weight actually dropped a little bit. I was speechless.
The GP was really good on Thursday. Before I even spoke, she asked about my chest since my breathing sounds awful. She said I should've made an appointment when I first started having troubles, even if it was with a different doctor. My oxygen read 95% which isn't terrible but isn't good either. I've got two weeks of antibiotics, a week on prednisolone (a corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation), painkillers and a puffer every four hours. She said I should've started taking the leftover prednisolone and had the antibiotic scripts I was given a year ago filled, especially if I was seeing her in a few days anyway. I know she says I can, but I always hesitate, because I don't know for sure when I should start taking them.
I'm seeing her again this Thursday, though she said she can squeeze me in if I need to see her beforehand. Yesterday we called and she gave me a script for stronger painkillers which seem to be helping a bit. If my oxygen doesn't improve or the pain gets worse, she thinks a few days in hospital could help. Good thing I got my health insurance sorted last week, right?
Sorry it's taken me so long to update, I have zero energy at the moment and really haven't been online much. I've been keeping up with reading but I know I haven't been commenting as much as I usually do.
Also, my new project; a bloody massive tapestry (it's about 36" wide). Mum did Shearing the Rams (below) years ago, and bought this one at the same time but never got around to it. So I've started it, but don't expect to see it finished any time soon. I still haven't finished my sewing project yet, but I haven't been able to do much stuck on the couch.
*A quick catch-up for those of you who are newer readers; last May I was hospitalized after having a chest infection for quite some time. I was referred to a thoracic physician (more commonly referred to as The Lung Doctor Man) who diagnosed me with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Bronchiolitis, so chest infections can be kinda dangerous.
(I put this at the end because a lot of you will've read it ten times before, sorry.)