on friday i went to Cromer hospital about my recent back problem,the orthopaedic triage was a very nice lady,who frankly................bloody hurt me,lol.gave me a thorough examination,and at the end,told me i appear to have trapped the nerve.i had one disc removed years ago,3 more crumbling,and she thinks when i stepped off kerb,the nerve got crushed,hence the awful pain i have been having.she said it didnt seem as though the disc had gone,and she thought the nerve would recover,but wanted an MRI scan to check.unfortunately,as i have a stent fitted in my heart she needs to know what that stent is made of,to check with the radiographer to see if it will affect the scan.that information is of course in my medical notes.which were at Norwich hospital for my angio yesterday.she has requested the notes be sent to her and will ring me as soon as she knows.
Yesterday Pam picked me up at 6am,and took me to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital,dropped me off,and went straight home to get some sleep as she had been working all night.i was in the ward by 7.20,a very efficient and good humoured nurse got me sorted,i got in my gown,and was taken up to the angio suite at 8.10.first one.lol.the doctor was running late getting in to work,but eventually i walked into the angio room at 8.35,my groin was the place of entry,the whole thing took 20 minutes before i was slid onto my bed and,hand pressing onto a tissue,i was taken,after a short wait,back to the ward.
Now the good news. the doctor said that,yes i do have some "furring"of 2 minor arteries,but it is NOT serious,and he feels the best way to deal with the problem is by tablets.no further surgery is needed,no stent,and thankfully,NO BYPASS. i was able to be released by 11.i rang poor pam at 9.55,a very sleepy voice said "uugh??".lol.i said,i can come home at 11.that woke her up,lol,and she picked me up at 11.10.poor love was so tired,so McDonalds,lol.big mac n fries and a thick shake helped.and i got home at 12.40,to a very relieved mother.pam went straight off home to bed.as i was home i cancelled the carer from Crossroads,i was sore,bruised,but ok.and felt it unfair to call on them when someone may have needed help more.
I had a lousy nights sleep,very sore,and today my groin is a lovely shade of black and blue,lol. but i now know i am pretty much ok,i see my Dr.at the end of the week,and he will discuss with me the tablets i will be taking.so,good news for a change.i want to thank everyone for all the lovely comments on facebook,and emails.all wishing me well,and offering prayers and good thoughts.i am deeply touched.thankyou all.
i have a fatigue physiotherapist coming thursday to see if she can give me advice on combatting the fatigue i do sometimes get when in relapse.will be interesting to meet her.
today,the weather is lovely,as it was yesterday,although there was a hell of a frost yesterday morning,very white on the ground.none today,and feels much warmer.spring is here.until it turns cold again.lol.the ducks come nearly every day on the pond,lovely to see them.soon,the garden will be really blooming,i just counted 27 different flowers out in bloom.not bad for the end of march.take care all.