I would be greatful for advice as im not sure if im doing the right thing.
Im 48yr Female & smoke about 10 to 15 cigarettes a day (i know i have to stop) I dont drink alcohol. I weigh 11st 6lb
This coming Tuesday im having a procedure done "Transoesophageal echocardiogram" the reason they are doing this is because for some reason my oxygen levels plumit, recorded levels at 82,84 and 87%
Others tests have been done on my heart, a bit of flowing back at one of my valves but nothing major for real concern.
Ive had lung function tests done, a fairly basic one done at my doctors surgery which the results where good, ive had a more advanced one done at the hospital of which i havent got result yet, but i expect it to be good.
My doctors & consultant are great & doing all to get to the bottom of this, so no complaints there.
Why i need advice is im really pushing myself on with work & i cant get to speak to my own doctor or consultant to ask them about this right now.
Im working on a very important conservation project but im exhausted, im climbing 30ft scaffolding, up & down approx 12 times a day. Standing for long periods in same position for 13hrs, moving 1 step every 4 mins or so, only getting the chance to sit for about 20mins throughout the whole day.
The problem that has now arose is my feet & ankles have swollen badly, the skin looks really weird & shines, pains in my feet & legs, there is a band around both ankles but the left one is worse, it looks like a dent all the way round like something has been tied tightly around each ankle, this is about 7inchs above ankle bone. This band is not new, its been there a long time but thought i should say about it.
Other health issues & medication taken.
Im hyperthyroid, i take 125mgs thyroxin daily.
I suffer with (TN) Trigemenial Neurlgia, i take amitriptylin, baclofen and also on a betablocker.
I also have oxygen supplied at home but this was given to me to help me through pain, it was not known that my oxygen levels where plumiting when they give me this, it was given as a trial as there was reports that migrain pain was being helped with oxygen treatment.
It was a new Pain consultant that recommended this as he did not believe that i truely had TN, he was going back down the same road that id already been down with past consultants.
I went back privately to my previous Pain consultant, I already knew by this time my oxygen levels where dropping (this was because i recieved emergency treatment at hospital for bad pain attack where they measured my sats) i explained this to Pain consultant, he was concerned about this & also thought i was very blue looking, he then measured my sats & oxygen level at this time was 87%, thats how all these further tests are now being done.
Sorry if this seems long but i thought it may be relevant.
I have a tendency to push myself through things & keep going when others may stop.
I dont want to work myself into an early grave as my father done.
"Workalcholic" and "get on with it" is in-breed in me
I also had a major health issue when i was 28yrs old, i spent 4 wks in hospital, nearly died twice, this stemmed for Pelvic Inflamitory Disease that was not treated, I was rushed through emergency surgery where they removed my falopian tube that was braking down, i became septic & shock where my blood pressure dropped to 30/40 again this is probably not relevant but will maybe show how i push myself on when i need to stop.
I cant afford not to work, so ive gotta work something out, as i dont want to kick the bucket either.
Any advice would be appreciated, am i putting myself at risk ?
"Blaze" take a brake ......:eek:
Please excuse any spelling or grammer mistakes......lol:D
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