Hi everyone, I haven't been around lately - lots going on for me down here in the land of Under in spring time.
I became so unwell I had to resign my position, so I am officially resting now (LOL). Been in and out of hospital which I feel is all related to general inflammation. Three weeks ago it was acute diverticulitis which is still playing up and keeping me house bound. A week ago it was a very severe Asthma attack wich scared the heck out of me, it was was my worst attack ever, and it took three days to settle down to the point where they would let me out of bed and off the nebs and oxygen.
I go back in to hospital for gut biopsies next week as it needs investigation both from the CT's and subjectively. My innards sound like a freight train most of the time and I have to stay close to home - as one never knows when one may need to run...quickly. Sad but true.
My skin has settled down with the rashes thanks to some heavy duty cortisone cream and changing off all soaps to pinetarsol only, I've found a hypoallergenic moisturiser which seems to be doing well (Udder cream for cows). Marketted here as 'Udderly smooth' cream. Eyes are not improving, the Red Cross refused at this stage to allow me to get Serum Eye Drops because of the diverticulitis - translocated bacteria from the gut to blood stream are apparently one of the risks, so it's not safe right now. So just continuing on with usual kinds and the artificial saliva.
Energy levels are still pretty poor, I can't do much and it's been terribly hot here. A record spring with more heat to come and the UV index has been in the extreme range, so I am just staying indoors all day. Keeping my spirits up as much as possible - reading when I can, napping a LOT. the dishes and I have reached a mexican standoff. The laundry and I are still on talking terms but it's hostile. LOL.
Hope you are all hanging in there - I think of you often, but lack motivation to ....well.... do pretty much anything at the moment.
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