Wednesday, 18 March 2015
I've not been feeling well for quite a long time, perhaps 2-3 years - maybe longer. I have put down the aches and pains and overwhelming tiredness down to hormones and my age. I have self diagnosed and been inaccurate in my conclusion.
On visiting the GP I was expecting to be told that all the symptoms I was experiencing was an 'age thing' but instead have been referred to the rheumatology department at the hospital. I now have to wait for an appointment before I can solve this 'mystery' illness.
I am stunned at how incapacitated I have become in just a week. Reaching for a cup in a cupboard or pulling on a jacket have become feats in themselves. I now have to find new ways of doing things and moving much more slowly than I am used to to prevent a flare up of achy joints.
I am hopeful that my health can be restored to normal and I can once again have freedom of movement which I took so much for granted.