Thursday, December 13, 2012


I haven't felt well since my last blog (when do I ever feel well these days)! I am not complaining just stating a fact. God is still good and in control.

Managed to go out Saturday for lunch and I drove to the post office on monday (the first time in about two months). Both occasions I felt quite dizzy and weak and on both occasions I only spoke or even come in close contact with three people.

Tuesday night couldn't go off to sleep as I was very breathless and coughing a lot so I got up to have a drink. Just after midnight I started to feel hungry and faint at the same time, I went to make another drink cautiously as I was worried about falling on the floor. (I have had this feeling before and ended up on the kitchen floor, my dressing gown sleeve caught in the cooker hob and water from the kettle on the floor). I managed to make a hot drink and went back into the lounge with it and it stayed there until morning.

As soon as I got back into the lounge I had to run to the bathroom to vomit. During the vomiting I thought I would faint as I felt very light headed and this was now happening about every 5-10 minutes. Along with the vomiting I started to have loose stools (loose bowel movement), which was now very distressing.

I now started to shiver even with the central heating on and I am wrapped up in several layers on the sofa.

Because I was now feeling so weak I decided to seek help by ringing the NHS Direct (a telephone help line for patients). The nurse then said because I have lupus and I am taking steroids I will need to see the doctor, so she will get in touch with the doctors on call who then rang me to say a doctor will come to give me an injection to stop the vomiting. This was just after 3 am.

The doctor did not come until after 6 am and instead of giving me an injection he gave me a prescription for anti sickness tablets as the vomiting had subsided there was nothing left in my stomach not even bile.

After the doctor left I finally went to bed and slept on and off most of the day. Each time I got up I felt so weak that I decided to have some toast with lemon curd for energy and it actually stayed down. Praise God

I am still praising God it is Another day and no more diarrhoea or vomiting, thank you Jesus.

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