Hi all, Thought I would give you the update on me. I am improving slowly. This week I manage a little work not long but its a start. I am still weak but the dizziness is gone which is nice and I haven't felt nauseated since Monday. Both these are a big improvement. I am struggling to drink 3 litres every day. I am in bed early for a few days by 7pm. The past few days its before 8pm with lights out around 8.15pm. I have basically fallen asleep reading. I am taking forever to read a book which is also annoying me.
The latest is I now have a cold which has really knocked me. I am hoping it doesn't get any worse as today has been extremely tiring.
I have a bigger appreciation for people who have illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, MS, and other illnesses that sap a persons strength. I know I will improve where as many with these illnesses suffer on a daily basis. I have also learnt it is ok to ask for help. I don't have the strength to walk down the street to do any shopping and rely on rides. At present I also get a ride with a friend to visit mum and have to limit it to about 15 mins cos I am just not up to longer visits. I figure I am allowed to take time for myself to fully recover. I am still awaiting the Ambulance bill but have now signed up so that will not be an issue in future.
I have had people ask why I text my friend when I finally got to the mobile phone. Looking back I understand the question and I also realise I could have died on the floor. When I look back its scary how bad the situation was. At the time I didn't know which was good. My mind set was after I fainted and came too which wasn't long my first thought was to try and get warm. I had a couple of towels which I put under me and was able to get a polar fleece blanket I had in the area around me. I then was able to get my parka also. In the back of my mind I knew who I was going to ring and knew I would get to the landline. I was able to move onto the carpet where it was warmer and get to another blanket. I also realised it was going to take time to get to the phone. When I moved to where my backpack was and my mobile. This gets to the question why text my friend 5 hours away. The night before friends knew I wasn't well and that I was worried. My friend said let me know in the morning how you are. This was in my head the whole time I must let Rosemary know. When I got the phone I was almost out of battery, I didn't think to ring 000 cos I wasn't a member of the ambulance and I still thought I would get to the other phone. So I text, "battery almost dead, on floor and I'm scared". I am not sure what I expected. But she rang me and I was able to give the phone number of friends over the road who came found me and called the ambulance. It wasn't until after she rang that I realised I would never have gotten to the other phone. God was watching over me and I am sure he had it all in his hands. I actually wasn't really worried about not being found. I knew it was bad but didn't know how bad. Even when the Ambulance people were saying how much blood I had lost and the fact they couldn't find a pulse in my wrist (which I couldn't either) I still didn't realise how bad it was.
I want to thank everyone who has been praying for me and sending special messages. It has been very much appreciated. I can't wait for the day I can read for more than about 10 mins.