Bit of a Health Scare For MOI!
Just thought I'd update you on some pretty scary health issues that have happened in the last month.
I've had 2 episodes where my vision has gone funny for about 15 minutes and I went to the surgeon and he said not much is wrong with my eyes and it's more likely to be stroke warning. TIA's are transient ischemic attacks and many diabetics get them so that's what I was afraid of.
At the choir pot luck Tues. night, I told Elaine, who was also the cardiac nurse in my rehab. program after I had an angioplasty following a heart attack last year,(ya gotta love this small town!) and she said I should go to the Stroke Centre at a hospital to get assessed. She had all the forms ready for me by 9:00, Wed., I picked them up and spoke to the head of the program. I got them filled in by my GP today and faxed. The hospital will phone me and hopefully I should go on Tues. 12th.
I'll get a full work-up..maybe an ultra-sound of the carotid artery in the neck etc. and some different meds for stroke prevention. She said not to get my heart rate up too high until they know results, but not do nothing..hard to know what to do!! Feel like a time bomb ticking!
Everything is kind of on hold for a few days and I'll keep you posted. It would be an understatement to say I'm a little frightened! I'm absolutely shaking in my boots! And I've been crying a lot too. I'm such a sap and a wimp!
Life can be a crap shoot. I can't really do much but what they advise once I get testing done....and maybe you can't mess with "His Master Plan anyway.
Mother of Invention, holding out for the best.