"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Early June

GCSE's in full swing, helping with revision at home.
Muscles aching and sore all over. Getting up and down stairs is painful, standing up from the sofa takes effort. I borrow MIL's ex-girl guide crafted walking stick! It's probably the 13 hour days of care shifts I'm doing at the moment.
T persuades me to go to the doctor. It's a new GP, covering for maternity leave. She reminds me of Reese Witherspoon. Although she describes my symptoms in vague terms of "fatigue,malaise and general myalgia" she orders lots of blood tests: full blood count, immunolgobulins, electrolytes, liver function, thyroid. Fans of ER or Holby City would rattle these off as FBC, LFT, ALT, ESR, CK U&E etc!

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