Clearing out the tumbleweeds again

July 15, 2012
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It’s been a while. And it’s not so much that I’ve been slacking off, it’s more a case of being sick.

The past few months have been interesting and while finding out I was diabetic a couple of months ago was a bit on the crappy side, the latest diagnosis is certainly more craptastic than the first:  heart failure caused by dilated cardiomyopathy, along with a spot of mitral valve regurgitation for good measure isn’t really something you want to hear.

Guess that explains why I’ve been feeling so knackered.

The new drugs are, um, well, equally crappy (lots of side effects that go ever so nicely with the side effects from the medication I was already on).

Anyway, I’m off to see the cardiologist in Dunedin again this week and for some more tests. At least I can now categorically state that I’m not a heartless bitch … I do have one, even if it doesn’t work properly!

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3 Responses to Clearing out the tumbleweeds again

  1. Ash Morrison on July 20, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Hello Jillian, Very sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope that all goes well for you. As a reader of your blog over several years, this is to let you know that I enjoy and appreciate your snippets and scribblings. Best wishes and good luck.
    Kind Regards
    Ash Morrison

  2. Jillian Allison-Aitken on July 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Ash, thanks for your thoughts … and it’s always nice to know there’s someone out there reading my drivel!

  3. Bronnie on July 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Chin up Jillian. It makes a difference when what ails you finally has a name aye. Still waiting for one for mine (possible ankylosing spondylitis ) hohum cant pronounce it most of the time .the fur babies will rally round to help you feel better. take care

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