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:mad:I've been reading some of the other threads and my word you get some helpful hints from those who know. But the most endearing thing about the site is that noone seems judgemental, and everyone is giving good, positive advice.

I posted a thread a few days ago about having a Consultant's appoint on 2/1/09, which I'm really nervous about. I don't really expect much from this appoint, not least because I don't communicate well with Doctors, I get very nervous and tend to minimise symptoms.

I will be going armed with a long list of difficulties, which I showed my GP when he initially referred me and I hope this will give me some credence but I'm not convinced. The trouble is I'm in a lot of pain from my neck, I seem to be losing sensitivity in my feet again, I keep feeling dizzy, my brain is a fog of frustration when trying to get words out, my breathing is becoming a problem from asthma, I keep getting abdominal pains, I'm occasionally incontinent, I'm getting chest pain, bright lights keep giving me migraines and joint pain is ongoing. This all worries me because I tend to become psychiatrically unwell when suffering physical illnesses and I don't want to end up in Hospital again. I'm not sure I should be working but don't feel qualified to go off sick. I also can't face going to the GP yet again.

I'm going on, maybe I'll try to get an appoint with my Psych Service tomorrow to throw these things around a bit. I feel like I'm losing my grip but as long as I keep taking the tablets I guess it'll all work out okay.

I'm feeling really sad and being on night duty is just making me even more tired. Don't worry about replying I'm just kicking around in the dust, wishing I could get it straight in my head.

On a brighter note Christmas is coming and I've got alot to be grateful for, there are many more unfortunate than me!

Happy Chrimbolli one and all!!!

Keep positive
Beth:mad:
 

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Hi Beth and welcome as we haven't spoken before :)

It does sound as if you have an awful lot going on right now and I think it's quite normal for anyone to be feeling confused, overwhelmed and mildly panicky with that all!

It sounds like you know your psych problems and limitations well - I'm afraid I'm totally clueless on such things - and that you know when to get help if you need it.

I have no idea how on earth you manage to work nights!!! :eek: that sounds dreadful...

Don't ever worry about venting here. That's what this place is for and if that can help us get a few thing straight in our heads then that's great. If it just makes us feel better or less alone then that's great too. If it gives us a laugh, even better...

hugs :hug:

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Hello Beth, welcome to this great site. Everyone here is here to help and support everyone else (or try ). The only suggestion that I can think of right now, is that
you make a copy of your list of symptoms. one you can keep in your lap if it helps for questions. The 2nd one, you hand to the Dr. and say "This is for you to put in my file, please. Because as soon as you're gone, he'll forget.you take your copy home and add to it if you have to. Also make a list of questions, put the 3 most urgent ones at the top, in case he's in a hurry. you'll do fine, and ask anything you need to on this board. Remember, no stress, just smile's.
 

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Hope you can get a little time off work to help you let all your thoughts come together?
You have a lot on your plate at the moment because you are not well! Take care of yourself and try to get a little extra rest. Yes, I know it is difficult to do this at this time of year but you deserve it.
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I'm so grateful to you all for this support!!!

:)Thank you all so much, things are up and down, like everyone, and I'm in a much better frame of mind tonight - 2nd night of three so it's almost over and miraculously I've only taken Ibrupofen once today - life is indeed sweet and can't recall what I was complaining about last night!!!!

Thank you for letting me go on and on and on, feeling alot better for the advice and keeping my fingers crossed that I get some resolution when I visit the Consultant in the New Year.

On a lighter note, coz as you say you've gotta have a laff, I've got 2 emails, a message on my mobile, a note stuck to my steering wheel and the word turkey written on my left hand all reminding me to collect the turkey on the way home from work in the morning, coz 1/ my memory is so bad I know I'm gonna forget and 2/ I'll be in such hot water if I do...

I hope everyone enjoys their celebrations. Wishing you all a splendid 2009, hope it brings you all you may be wishing for!

Kindest regards
Beth x
 

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welcome to you, i really hope your appointment goes well for you, i also get toung tied and keep stum, silly really, after all they are only ppl the same as us not god.

all the best Lin xxxxxxxxx
 
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