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What a difference 3 weeks makes

Hi Everyone, I hope you’re all doing okay. I’ve been on a rollercoaster ride these last three weeks. I was due to have routine blood tests done and phoned the GP surgery. My request was evaluated by a locum who reviewed my history and added a series more tests.

To make a long story short, I was diagnosed with Pernicious anemia, as my vitamin B12 levels were very low and I had 6 injections in two weeks, my parathyroid surgery was pushed to urgent and my vitamin D3 levels were dangerously low so I’m on a massive dosage weekly.

I’m a new person. The concentration and memory have improved… I feel as if the lights have been switched on. I’m at home recovering from my surgery and already my bone pain has reduced. My calcium levels are now within normal limits and I feel well for the first time in a long time.

I owe it all to a locum GP to look at my whole picture instead of each specialist only looking at their own bit of me. The hospital staff couldn’t have done better. I’m so grateful to the NHS. I just accepted feeling so awful for so long for stupidly thinking it was my ms causing all my problems. I’m sure I’m not the only one doing that too.

Take care and I hope you all have a lovely Christmas.

Cath x

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Hi Cath,

Oh I am so sorry to hear what you’ve been through, but grateful that the locum looked at the bigger picture for you and hopefully now it’s sorted for you. As you say, what a difference a few weeks can make, so glad you feel better.

Have the best Christmas and keep safe.

Pam x

Hi there Cath, blimey I feel better just reading your positive post! I’m thrilled for you & hope your fab feel good factor stays and becomes a new normal.

You’re so right about the NHS. The UK is envied by the World for our free, first class medical treatment.

Thank goodness you saw the enthusiastic Locum, covering all possible problems. Enjoy these times of feeling so good.

Chrissie x

Hi Cath, it is wonderful to read how much better you are feeling, after such a rough time.

Well done and Happy Christmas.

love Boudsx

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Thanks Everyone. Sorry, the anaesthetic got to me. I’ve slept so much this last week. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas too. Cath x

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Sending best wishes Cath and hope the new feeling lasts a long time.

Boudsx

The power of a second opinion, Cath :+1:

For me, the second opinion came from an osteopath. They have a wonderful, holistic view of the body and arrive at diagnoses in totally different ways to Medical Doctors.