i have been very "chesty" lately, coughing a lot. quite unpleasant results lol. me being me i tried to ignore it. until this morning. i was really "wheezy" and couldnt get wind. so i decided to ring doctors and see if i could get an appointment. my surgery are very good,although Dr.M was fully booked,the receptionist said if i got there at 8.30 and didn't mind waiting,she would fit me in. so i went straight off,got in at 8.25 and was seen at 9.30 so very good i think. full marks. Dr.M said hi morton,how are you and i croaked bit chesty. lol he examined me, then said how long have you had this???? ermmmmm about 2 weeks. oh dear got earache then lol so,he asked why the hell haven't you been to see me before??? then explained that as i have MS my immune system is kaput,also i had tonsil out. so i am very susceptible to infection. and i got a bad chest infection. also made me promise if i get any trouble in future to go and see him at once. not leave it to "get better" also i must make sure i have flu jabs evry year. i do anyway,being carer for mum. so i now got a weeks supply of antibiotics clarithromycin 500mg 2 a day. bloody great tablets and make me feel sleepy. no change there then lol
one really unpleasant side effect of MS is trouble swallowing. sometimes things get stuck going down. and tablets are a nightmare,these go down ok. banana flavour by taste lol. but last night i did get scared, i had a mars bar,not had one for ages just fancied one you know how it is. so i took big bite chewed swallowed and it stuck and blocked airway omg wouldnt go down luckily i had cup of tea on go swigged hot tea and it melted but for few seconds.............. that was bloody scary. Dr. said my MS nurse had told him i was off the tablets she had tried me on he was going to get in touch and ask about swallowing see if i can get help. linda did ring later blew me up for being an idiot,chewed my ear and again i had to promise to see him if any chest problems. she is going to get in touch next week, see if she can help. i hate this bloody disease.
since i have been diagnosed i have made several new friends who have or care for family with MS some are so much worse than me one lady i am friends with is carer for her young daughter 21 in june and is sadly very ill. also Di rushed to hospital 2 weeks ago only just diagnosed. seems to be attacking her really bad. i am lucky so far, those of you who read my comments i receive will know lucy (jhorky) and that she lost her son aged 42 with complications caused by MS. she worries about me and lucy bless you mom lol
am i worried that i will "go downhill fast" as someone asked me other day?? not really. i know i am getting worse scans showed that. but it is out of my hands. i am not really very religious,although i do believe in god, i know many of my jland friends are , and i thank you for your prayers. please remember emma and di too they need your prayers more than me. for all those in pain may you all find peace that is my prayer.
ok enough gloom. my 2 ducks went missing. i know you lot more worried about them than me lolol. whether the awful weather stopped them flying,being so windy i do not know. but no quacks at 6am until today. 2 ducks on step VERY loud quacking and 2 really hungry ducks got fed. been asleep under gooseberry bushes all day,and what a day.pouring rain and gale force winds.
not really good weather to go far,but we had to go shopping,mum hasn't been out of house for 2 weeks,and she loves her friday chat with her friend. so we went early though we were in fakenham by 12, mum had while with tracy in charity shop,then to tescos,and home by 2 bloody soaked british weather at its best lol. don't forget,clocks go FORWARD one hour tomorrow night saturday 29th march british summertime begins. well thats what my calendar says lol. take care all many thanks for all your comments,and to all my new friends i am making here in jland you are all a lovely lot. mort.