Hi, my name is Bauldyone1962. I'm here because
Basically my problems started when I was 46 ,I was working when I got pains in my chest I was rushed to hospital I had a heart attack they fitted a stent, but it left me with some problems, fatigue,breathless and although I didn’t accept it until years later anxiety.I went back to work and cracked on with life then arthritis took hold I had a double knee replacement never really fully recovered I went back to work and cracked on with life. I struggled at work but they were really supportive, then they atrial fibrillation startered … I was taken in and had a ablation which was barring the occasional flare up has been successfully… again I went back to work and cracked on with life. Then about 3 years ago my hips and hands started to hurt went to the Doctors and then hospital…..Arthritis in the hips and carpal tunnel in both hands and finally depression/ anxiety I’d had enough, I went to see works doctor and asked to be made redundant, I was told to go on long term sick which I did and still on long term sick . I’ve had my carpal tunnel operated on but arthritis has set in my Hands, my hips I manage with weight loss and walking everyday which also helps my mental health. Last year I stared passing out my GP got me into hospital , at first I treated for Giant cell arteritis and put on steroids and started a 2 week spell in hospital all my medication was reviewed, I had part of my artery removed from the side of my head for tests scans of my head , neck and chest finally I got out of hospital and was told I had a brain aneurysm…… you couldn’t write it ….. went for a angiogram, more test and offered a clipping, in February this year I was due to go in to have the surgery, I went to see the surgeon who told me because of the position and size (small) it was to difficult to clip which was upsetting but now I live with it scanned 6month then every year. So again I crack on with life still on half pay from work , I walk the dog everyday I’m 3 stone lighter I was feeling great, then I started having trouble with controlling my bowel movements to a point where I was unable to hold it the GP has me going in for a camera up my rear end so fingers crossed . I’m 60 now and plan to retire when I get to 62 the strange thing is I still think quite positively and to look at me I’m a picture of health, I have just applied for a radar key for obvious reasons and tried for a bus pass as I gave up my car not because I don’t still drive but we’ve had to watch our finances.I didn’t get a bus pass as I need to be disabled and as I don’t claim any benefits so I don’t know if I could apply? Sorry for the long intro but it helps to get it off my chest….