I feel a bit under the weather.
I think it might be all the recent stress getting to me and perhaps forcing me to take it a little easier.
The first thing is that about 3 weeks ago I noticed a swelling sort of between my armpit and my boob. Whereas on one side, there is the usual, on the right there is a definite puffy swelling with a curve reminiscent of a tennis ball. No I am not saying I have a tennis ball sized swelling just saying that is s curved rather than the diagonal on the other side.
I put it to the back of my mind as us Mums often do I think. I have never visited the GP much and mainly around stuff to do with having babies.
Anyway research on the internet suggests I should check it out although it is probably my glands playing up through being run down.
I showed it to my husband who says he can’t see much of a difference yet to me it is quite distinct.
I went on Twitter and Facebook because I think I wanted someone to tell me it was OK to trouble the doctor about this. Lovely women told me to get onto the GP as I would have told any friend of mine in the same situation.
The other thing is that I am having problems hearing on one side. It feels as if my left ear has sort of closed up on itself. I am finally and belatedly starting to sympathise with my Dad and husband and their difficulties with hearing.
Finally, over the last couple of days I have felt so tired. You know that sort of fatigue where you wake up as weary as you went to bed.
My husband went to try and get me an appointment with the GP and they refused saying I would either have to telephone at 8.30am tomorrow or wait for weeks. Crazy system where they can’t make you an appointment there and then if you ask me. My husband surprised me by telephoning the Practice Manager to complain and she has booked me in for Monday morning. Progress.
The good thing is whilst I am there I will also book a smear test long overdue.
Perhaps the time of playing Russian roulette with my own health should come to an end.
Thanks to everyone who cajoled, coaxed and nagged me into taking action.