Well since coming out of hospital (see last blog entry) and feeling fine things generally got worse. I had a blood test on the Tuesday and my levels were fine. I was still taking high 2 lots of high dose antibiotics. First I develop oral thrush – this made my mouth and tongue so sore it made eating difficult. Then excruciating abdominal pains. My GP prescribed for the thrush and ......... gastritis, and faecal impaction. By Saturday things had got worse – not eating or sleeping was making me feel so weak. Further prescriptions from an out of hours ‘on call’ doc brought stronger pain relief tablets and suppositories for the constipation – trying a dual attack here from both ends! On Saturday when things were clearly getting scarey Alan managed to get hold of a doc who was prepared to do a home visit – my GP would not come out on Friday neither would the ‘on call’ doc. The doc arrived and immediately told me to stop taking one of the antibiotics and the painkillers as they were making matters worse! Fast forward to Tuesday and a blood test at Margate hospital – this was my worst day – hadn’t been up or out for ages so was as weak as a kitten. Not sure how I made it there and back but I did. No surprise then when Karen (research nurse at Maidstone) phoned on Wednesday to say my white blood cells were extremely low and no treatment could take place on Thursday. I am gradually getting stronger and now able to eat. I went to Maidstone yesterday for a scan – surprisingly the journey was fine with no hold-ups or incidents. Today is a better day – just sent Alan to Sainsbury’s with a long shopping list.
Received a phone call from my GP this morning to see how I was getting on! He apologised for not coming out last Friday. Said he would like to keep an eye on me and suggested he routinely sees me once a month – think maybe someone has given him a rollicking!
I hope this will explain my not answering emails, postponing visits and generally ignoring people – not through choice I assure you. I hope normal service will be resumed shortly. Thanks for being there. Tess x