Thursday, 21 September 2017

Chuckles Takes A Rest...


Those of you who read my Saturday post last weekend will know that I have been struggling a bit with a few health things so I figured I'd do an update post.

I went to the doctor on Thursday 14th and told that doctor that stepping up my inhalers was making no difference. I'm still exhausted all the time and getting breathless every time I do anything. Even walking to the kitchen or toilet leaves me panting for breath. So the same day I went to get some X-Rays done in case there is maybe fluid on the lungs or something. It'll be about two weeks until the results come back, maybe longer. On Tuesday 19th I went for blood tests. The results of those are back already. I've been on medication for an underactive thyroid for a few years, (a family thing!) and the tests show that my thyroid is really misbehaving and I need to up the medication. The doctor thinks this might be causing the problem and I hope that is the answer. I'm less worried about the X-Rays now and if they are clear and the added medication works, it should be problem solved soon. *cheers*

My dad and I have been working hard to get the kitchen deep cleaned, tidied and restructured which has been a big job that we kept putting off every year. The timing of doing that bad boy couldn't be worse! On the plus side, the kitchen looks clean and as functional as a small kitchen can be! I'm setting up the new toaster and kettle that we got a few months back, along with the recent gadgets I bought-deep fat frier, food processer and ice cream maker. I have real cooking gadgets ready to use! The down side is that it has left me beyond knackered so I've decided after being nagged by my dad, to take a complete break for about a week from the blog just to try and get a rest, maybe get some films watched and MAYBE a couple of books read! (A Storm of Swords is beside my bed as we spreak!)

I've scheduled my regular posts...Chuckles Cover Love, Around The Blogs with Chuckles, Top Ten Tuesday, Can't Wait Wednesday, Game of Thrones Gossip and Chuckles Chat. These will be going up all next week on their usual days, along with some book reviews I've already scheduled. I won't be answering the comments left on them until next Friday or Saturday but I will answer each comment as always. I won't be visiting blogs through next week but I do plan next weekend to visit all your blogs and check out the posts I've missed. So I will be visiting you but just a bit later than usual. I'll be back to business as usual after next weekend hopefully. 

No Weekend Roundup this week I'm afraid but it'll be back next Saturday as normal. Thanks to everyonewho comes by the blog to say hi and those regular commenters who have always been a great support when I'm moaning about stuff! I hope to be back refreshed and ready for Horror month and other nasties!

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've been super busy and you deserve a well-earned break. I'll still stop by and know you are in mine and the pups thoughts. Cass says to tell you he'll try to chase a cat for you to make you feel better. Get some rest and I'll catch ya when you return!

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    1. Tell Cass the rest did me good and I'll save him a few cats! It's going to take a while for the new medicine dose to kick in but hopefully I'll be back to normal soon!

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    1. Thanks AJ! I've enjoyed a nice week's rest and will be catching up with everyone this weekend!

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  3. I have a thyroid issue that my doctor and I are trying to get a handle on. Sounds like that could be the cause of your exhaustion. Rest and enjoy some down time. I'll be stopping by your posts and leaving comments as usual. See ya soon:)

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    1. I hope this medicine kicks in soon. It was weird being offline for a week and just slothing around!

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  4. Sorry to hear about your health problems as of late! Take it easy, and get better soon!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I feel nicely rested...just need to avoid stress and chill out a bit more!

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  5. Hope you feel better! Take good care of yourself and enjoy the break (and the reading)!!

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    1. I've started the next Game of Thrones book! Just 140 pages in but enjoying it again!

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  6. Oh hoon, take care of yourself okay? Rest up!

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    1. Thanks Verushka! I'm hoping to get my energy back soon!

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  7. Ugh, hope you feel better soon. Health worries are the worst. I hope you're getting rest and all that good stuff!

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    1. I've got some good reading done and some TV and slothing! Pretty good week really! Then I need to catch up on what everyone has been posting so a nice busy weekend!

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  8. sorry to hear about your misbehaving thyroid but at least there is a plan now to make you feel better. I'm very impressive with everything you got done around your house not feeling well! You need to rest!

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    1. Stupid body part! Hopefully this new dose will gradually sort out the problem! Rest has been good!

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  9. I think it sounds like a break is just what you need. I have had thyroid problems for my entire adult life and know how bad it can make you feel. I hope things get straightend out for you very quickly.

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    1. I'm hopeful that the new dose will do the trick. It runs in my family it seems...lucky me! Ugh, sounds like it has been great fun for you too.

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