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Thread #142631 Message #3521474
Posted By: GUEST,Frug
01-Jun-13 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Hi folks - just had 10 hours recovery sleep. To fill you in .... as many of you know for nearly 2 years I have been nursing Sassy through her recovery from major head trauma. A consequence of this has been that i have been less than assiduous in attending to my own health. several times last year I was asked if I had Asthma as I was wheezing. I put it down to a chest infection and did nothing. 6 weeks ago whilst having a small break with the family I experienced major breathing difficulties and on visiting the Doctors a long standing and deep seated infection was identified. Several courses of antibiotics and steroid treatments, whilst improving the situation did not resolve the issue. Chest X rays showed fluid build up outside the lungs and an enlarged heart and raised a potentially overactive thyroid ... also the GP noted an increased level of an enzyme which is a precursor to a heart attack. hence the visit to A and E. Thankfully, and without going into too many details, emergency treatment had a dramatic effect for the better and an imminent heart attack was averted. I am very lucky and although very knackered. I am now in possession of appropriate meds which will control things whilst I try and achieve equilibrium.