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Thursday, 3 February 2011

illness update

such a boring post and I don't like writing about my health, but a few of you posted such lovely comments on my previous post, so just in case you're interested, here's a quick update. I went back to my GP yesterday who was lovely and sympathetic. She went back over my results, and apparently compared to my usual bloods my white cells are very down, in particular the bit of them that fights infection. So according to her I seem to be suffering from a Chronic Viral Infection. This can last months and would seem to fit as I had a severe sinusitis infection last year and have felt tired ever since. She told me that it would clear up in time but that I needed to take it easy, rest more and give myself some TLC. I wonder if my husband will accept that as a reason to spend a week in a spa... ;)

So now it feels a bit like I have permission to do not very much at all (rather than feeling pathetic or guilty as I was). So there we go, put my feet up - how often do you get told to do that! Not sure how long it will be before I get bored though ;), so prayer for a quicker recovery would be ace!

5 comments:

margaretkiaora said...

You will start feeling better now you know that you have not got something more worrying. And it looks as if your instincts were right-you have been given permission by your Heavenly Father to rest under the shadow of His wing. xx

GOD thinker said...

I wonder if the doctor can write a prescription for the spa?

anita said...

Ah, nothing like a diagnosis. Now, let's hope that it's a correct one, and that it will clear up reasonably quickly!

Red said...

thanks guys. hmmm... a prescription for the spa, now theres an idea!
x

Amanda said...

Hi, picked up your post via Lesley, sparked my interest as I suffered ME for many years. Do rest, or you risk developing ME too :(

A couple of good books for making sense of enforced rest if you havent already read them. 'A year lost and found' by Michael Mayne, and 'The stature of waiting' by WH Vanstone.

I also used the time to learn contemplative prayer/meditation - but beware, fast forward 10 years and Ive deserted the CofE to become a Quaker!

Hope you feel better very soon.