Well I am even more overwhelmed now. My specialist in our capital city who sees me once a year in July, rang the other day - I had some blood tests and they'd like me to come down for a chat bit earlier - like January!!
They usually only discuss the 6 monthly tests with me on the phone, to save me the trip!!
You've gotta be kidding! I plan to be away early Jan baby sitting my grandkids while their parents are at work, I am already stressed out preparing for this - a parcel for the kids went astray in the Post..hasn't been returned to me either, so goodbye Christmas presents! Now I have to get more. I can't afford much more outlay this year!
the regular exploratory surgery I had in November - usually once a year..they want to do AGAIN this month...so I go thru the whole thing again next week a few days before Xmas! (at least it is in our own hospital, so don't have to travel)
They can be delightfully vague when they want to...."No, nothing to worry about"...."Well why do I have to have it again so soon then? And why do the Brisbane guys want to see me so soon? No straight answers.
Specialist's nurse said my ABC's are higher than my 1 2 3's or something...and I am very low in..something else, and they just want to have a talk with me!! I put all my tiredness, not feeling up to par etc down to Christmas stress (which I never deal well with..I hate it) the excessive heat, getting older with the usual aches and pains associated.........now of course I am imagining I am seeing funny symptoms everywhere, looking up Dr Google....and have another long trip in front of me in February!!
haven't told my family and don't think I will...they will only worry and add to their own Christmas stress.
On top of that...my work was supposed to wind down for the year this week...boss has extended it to next, right up to Christmas Day!!! Didn't ask me if that suited, or if I had anything else planned! I was so looking forward to being "free" from him this week!!!
Sorry folks, but I just had to vent somewhere.....why, why this time of year??? Someone please tell me why Christmas is so horrible for so many of us???