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Back on the waiting list

They think the hearing loss isn’t because of the ear infection, and after saying no for 5 years I finally said yes to surgery. Waiting list is at least 6 months.

Doctors appointment tomorrow to see what they suggest for the weight loss and bruising. I wonder if they’ll think it’s a relapse of my ED. I never realise them myself.

#bruising #bruise #weight #WeightLoss #ED #EatingDisorder #AnorexiaNervosa #ent #Surgery #HearingLoss


Another symptom

The weight loss was bad enough. I’m now covered in bruises. No less than 25 on my legs (I counted 31 but some could be the same bruise just continued). I started noticing the bruising on Thursday, and it’s only increased since. My arms also have above the normal amount.

The worst part about the weekend was not being able to do anything and I stayed up late on Saturday worrying. And now that it’s almost Monday, I’m naturally wondering if worrying is overreacting because I have health anxiety.

At this point I will probably leave it because every other time I’ve had symptoms of something bad, it’s always been fine/ because of something less serious. I’m fed up of wasting the NHS’ time and money.

Besides, I don’t think they’ll retest my WBC count any time soon anyway. They have a test tube shortage and since they think the low count before was due to the antibiotics, it’s not going to be a priority to re-test (which I can absolutely understand).

My friend thinks they will because of my symptoms, but they can all be explained somewhat:

The weight loss; I’ve gone through a breakup, a move, an illness and I’ve worked a lot. Whilst I never lost weight when I had covid or worked a lot before, new stuff can happen I suppose.

The bruising: I’ve moved and I’ve also worked 4 days in a row. Even though I don’t recall such, I probably battered my legs a few times moving. And even though I don’t normally bruise because of such, I probably bruised from kneeling at work.

Here’s to hoping I do start putting on weight and the bruises start disappearing so I can wear my dress without leggings/ tights!

#WeightLoss #LowWBC #illness #bruise #BloodTests #symptoms #newsymptoms #HealthAnxiety #Anxiety #bruising

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Not sure what this is...

My latest bruise, non-trauma. Been getting these on and off for a few months. They are getting worse. But they do go away... not really sure what's going on. Thoughts appreciated! #Undiagnosed #bruising #legpain


Does anyone know how to heal a poor iv site?

I got yet another test done recently and the nurse did a terrible job on my iv and I now have a huge bruise from it. Does anyone have ideas on how to help it go away? It looks truly terrible. #IV #Gastritis #ChronicIllness #bruising

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Any ideas or tips for how I can stop the injection site from aching so much?

Hey, everyone!

I was taken into hospital last night because I was breathing very fast but also very shallowly. I called 999 and they sent out a first responder who took my vitals and made the choice to take me in to A&E. My oxygen sats stayed between 93% and 95%. I’d had a little bit of a cough for three days beforehand.

I had a lot of pain any time I tried to breathe in deeply - the paramedics gave me morphine which thankfully took the edge off.

I wasn’t in A&E for very long - I was quickly moved around to the “red zone” as I’d had a cough and a low grade fever of 37.9°C. They took swabs from my nose and mouth and thankfully I’m negative for COVID. The doctor I saw said my blood test results and my symptoms indicated a viral chest infection.

He was also concerned about the possibility of a DVT - I’d had an aching pain in my left calf for about a week. He was worried that I may have had a clot that broke off and went to my lungs and that was why I couldn’t breathe. A nurse quickly came in with the dreaded blood thinning injection.

In the past, I have had a little bit of bruising with these injections... But this one is nearly the size of my palm now and it seems to be getting bigger by the hour!! And... It hurts and aches like hell!!!

Does anyone have any tips for getting it to stop hurting so much?

Thank you all in advance.

#chronicillnesswarrior #bruising #BloodThinner #Injection #help #POTS #EDS #NAFLD #BPD #Diabetes #InterstitialCystitis