I haven’t felt like writing much recently- I’m sure you’ll see why if you choose to read on- but this is what’s been happening since I last checked in.
I went to Denmark to take part in a children’s camp (run the climbing wall, meet & greet, etc), and had a really enjoyed it. It was fun and good to meet some old friends too. However, I started to feel ill- I was very tired all the time, felt dizzy and had difficulty concentrating and even went to see a doctor. The following week in Sweden I was still ill, my coordination suffered and I started getting pins and needles in my fingers and toes- I saw two doctors, was admitted to hospital and stayed overnight.
When I came back I saw my specialist again and they changed their opinion about what was wrong with me. Before they had said that I had had a bad viral infection and that time would heal me- now they say that I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as M.E.).
This means that I’m in no position to start a new job, especially one which involves a lot of physical exercise, so the pathfinder position in Denmark is having to be rethought. It also means I have to look at ways of altering my lifestyle and trying to build up my strength over time. It means that I’m still not working (and therefore not earning anything).
I’ve good days and bad days... I’m trying to stay positive, but its not easy to do...
I’ve got an appointment with a new specialist (there aren’t any in Fife so I have to go elsewhere) in November! and have been told that I’m on the (very) long waiting list for the ONE nurse in my area who is trained in this area!
I’ll leave it at that for now...