Wednesday…feeling better!

It has been a funny week! Just after I wrote the last entry, I started developing a pain in the left side of my chest. It was so bad that unless I lay still in one position in bed, it was impossible to sleep. Had it been going down my arm, I would have been seriously worried. As it was, I was concerned enough to log a call back with NHS Direct who confirmed that it wasn’t a heart attack, and suggested it might be a chest infection or some random bug.

I went out on Wednesday night to see friend Faith, and her husband – lovely meal – thank you! However I felt quite shivery when I left, although that went once I had the car heating on high. But I booked an appointment with my GP for Friday.

My GP ruled out pneumonia, and probably pleurisy, but thought it could have been some ‘flu bug, or the residual effects of a previous bug.

Anyway, I had a course of ‘horse pills’ and whether they made a difference, or it has just burned itself out, I feel a lot better now!

The other activitiy of the week was a visit to the opthalmology department at St Thomas’s for the monthly review. All had been going well until this other snag, but generally the consultant was satisfied that things are going well, and my next visit will be in four months!

So on that note, Onwards and Upwards!

3 Responses to “Wednesday…feeling better!”

  1. Richard on 03 Feb 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    Just be careful of DVT which can have the same symptoms…………o er nurse…………but seriously keep an eye on it as my neighbour had these symptoms and thought it was pleurisy but it was a clot (not me) which had moved to his lung.

    I will not speak of atypical heart symptoms for the sake of peace of mind.##

    Continue to think positively and all will be well…….see the prog just finished on ageing and the control of the mind. Not much chance for me as already befuddled

    Robert, not that looks wrong, oh heck………bye

  2. Gillian on 05 Feb 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    oooohhhh errrrr ………. you need to watch out Peter, although when my husband had a dvt all he got was a pain in his leg ( as opposed to a pain in the neck which is me 🙂 ) still managed to drag him round the shops though 🙂

    Robert – never befuddled – even when dressed as a pixie ( or was that some medieval person)

    xxx to all


  3. Peter on 05 Feb 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    Yes, done that, been there – pain in the back of the knee – and six months worth of daily heparin injections!

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