What a stress time we are having!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Merlin Cat, May 16, 2020.

  1. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Not working due to Coronavirus, Sarah’s mum dieing, stressed about my dad getting ill and now the addition that Sarah has two blood clots! One in her leg and one in her lung.

    Fortunately she finally ignored my diagnosis of breathlessness being caused by stress and leg pain by doing Joe Wicks PE :oops:

    Double fortunately, the Dr who referred her for ECG and blood test hadn’t said to test for clots but the nurse, whose mother had died from undiagnosed clot, did it anyway.

    The Drs rang early next morning to go up to A&E, so now she’s had an anticoagulant injection, is on blood thinners and has another appt at hospital next week as there are no, as yet, apparent reasons why it’s happened.

    Until then it’s feet up with a cup of tea. I have said she could relieve boredom by doing household stuff whilst I’m doing her gardening duties :D
     
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  2. That's sad to read you've got more stresses to deal with At least your at home to help Sarah. Take care, it a tough time at the moment. I've found keeping busy has been my best coping method, but it hasn't always worked.

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  3. Merlin Cat

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    Cheers @Louey , I don’t seem to have done all the house/van/work jobs I should have yet so starting to think I defo need to go earn some cash and haven’t used my down time productively! :rolleyes:

    How’s your cat today?
     
  4. I started off with good intentions too with lots of jobs. Got ill, so stopped, then restarted but very lazily. The positive side being that I know more bird species names and all of the green walks around here

    Nakia just seems dozy and miserable this morning she hates having the cone on. Might have to take her back to the vets this afternoon as a lot of the staples have come off.

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  5. Sorry to hear that Alex.

    All the best to Sarah.

    Time to stick her feet up and read or binge box sets for a while
     
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  7. hailfrank

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    Take care


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  8. bernjb56

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    Virtual hugs to you both x. The anticoagulants should do the job and she'll be closely monitored now hopefully.
     
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  9. Bloody hell! Good thinking by that nurse eh? Hope Sarah is ok, and everyone else chez Merlin Cat :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Merlin Cat

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    I was reading about that this morning! Not been tested, in fact person from next weeks appointment asked as they thought all people going into A&E were being tested. They are 2 different hospitals. Hopefully she’s not got lurgy too! Especially as we’ve been to look after my dad. We also want to steer clear of him now that Sarah’s been in the hospital so will miss his 88 birthday :(
     
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  11. Sorry to hear that alex , it doesn’t rain but it pours as they say :( at least she had the right person see her . I’m sure you will find things to laugh at thou , hope dads ok ? My mum is becoming an IT geek now . She arnt been out since it started but I video call her every day and she now has the workmen to watch and take pictures of :eek: who are knocking down huge church up the road :D . Just hoping it’s not going to be too dusty and she stays well bless her . Take care ,luv and best wishes to Sarah . Hold tight :hug:
     
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  12. Sorry, I didn't want to panic you, but it's better to know than not....as they say a diagnosis is part of the journey towards getting back to normal, you need a diagnosis to get treatment.
     
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  13. Merlin Cat

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    No panic thanks, we wanted her to have the test so we would know where we were.
     
  14. Hope you are both OK Alex. Just take it easy and find something to pass the time without stress. Take care.
     
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  15. They should give nurses a greater roll. All that experience and so often they have to keep their mouths shut when they know best.
    Best wishes to you and yours.
     
  16. Merlin Cat

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    I think one of the things that I’ve noticed when I’ve been treated is that nurses really tend to listen to you more than Doctors. Maybe they have more time, or are just more down to Earth?
     
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  17. Blimey - they did well to spot that - good luck to Sarah for a quick recovery
     
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  18. Blimey. Hope all turns out well x

    Get her on the rat poison!
     
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  19. Baysearcher

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    Hope Sarah’s ok mate!
     
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  20. You're both having a bad run of luck it seems - but a positive outcome from this Covid experience is perhaps people will drop the obsession of keeping busy all the time, what does it actually achieve?
     
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