…..today is the first day that I woke up and I could actually breathe and my back didn’t ache immediately upon waking! Despite the fact I am exhausted, having spent 2 hours up in the night with The Wife, who was pacing around the living room in extreme pain again.
My phone vibrated and woke me up around 2am, she was calling me from downstairs and I knew she wasn’t right. She was talking in that kind of breathy way you do when you are in pain. When I went down she told me she had been in the kitchen putting in one of those buckwheat things into the microwave, when she said everything closed in around her, her ear started buzzing and she wasn’t sure if she was having a heart attack, or dying.
That’s probably one of the most terrifying things you can hear from your wife, nearly exactly 12 years to the day that her dad died of heart problems.
We called 111, and spoke with a nurse there, then an on-call doctor, who thinks that despite having taking Tramadol with no side effects before and recently, that she had suffered a side effect to the one last night. I am hoping that is all it was.
She and I got very little sleep last night – her with pain, me with worry.
Thankfully we were meeting with her rheumatologist today and when she woke up from dozing in the chair in the living room, she appeared to be in less pain – which was incredible.
And so, it was kind of a blessing really that she had a big flare up last night, so the rheumatologist could see just how much pain and swelling there was, and gave her a shot of Prednisone. So, we are hugely hugely hopeful that she wont be in as much/any pain. We still don’t have a diagnosis because all the bloods are not back, but her x-rays have come back clear, which is a big relief! She has had a mystery horrendous cough for as long as the pain in her joints has been happening, and we were both worried it was something much more sinister.
So big love, thoughts and prayers are still very much needed. I’ll be getting an update on Nana Joan shortly, but in short she is back in her own home, but still very breathless and struggling with energy. I have been frightened to write the blog update, just in case I jinx things terribly.
In other new, just before the afternoon school run I had some free time, so I managed to pick up some toys in the Sainsbury’s toy sale for Christmas today for the kids, and my Christmas wrapping organiser arrived, which made me stupidly happy!