Monday, 4 July 2011

Doctor, Doctor...

Hello Lovelies,

Thank you for your kind comments on my last post. I thought I'd give you a little update on how my visit went this afternoon after this morning's slightly upsetting phonecall .

Essentially, the Dr agrees that I'm not depressed (see, I told you!) and that it is post-viral fatigue. She said she thinks my immune system basically freaks out when I get a virus (well... she didn't use those exact words) and this will probably be my body's response to it anytime I get a full on virus... which explains a lot about the last four or five years.

She's signed me off work for another two weeks (which gets a boo for not being able to go back but also a yey for her understanding I'm not well enough to go back) and wants me to keep resting but gradually increase my activity levels a little more every day too.

She also apologised for upsetting me this morning and saying I was depressed, which I thought was incredibly nice of her.

So the plan for the next two weeks goes something like this:
♥ Rest!!
♥ Even if you think you're better, rest a little more
♥ Plan in a small activity every day - a walk to the corner shop etc
♥ Drink lots, eat healthily, keep the brain active

One of the most frustrating things is it's looking like I probably won't be able to run the York 10k and I'm a little worried about my Great North Run entry too... I'll cross that bridge when I come to it I guess.

What's your favourite Doctor Doctor joke?


  1. Get well soon :)
    I find peppermint tea helps on stressed out days.

  2. I'm glad the doctor turned out to be nice in the end - I though she sounded like a complete idiot after reading your last post!
    I hope you keep improving and get better soon!

  3. Get well too from me too! Another Ruth(y)! I also like peppermint tea...or chocolate of course - it works wonders!

  4. Make sure you get some rest, drink lots of tea and don't hurry your body. I'm glad your second talk with the doctor went better, the first one sounds perfectly frustrating! ***hugs***

  5. I've glad your appointment turned oput well in the end. Get plenty of rest will be back to your old self in no time I'm sure.

  6. I'm glad you got a better hearing and hope you feel better soon xx

  7. Yay i'm glad it went better :)
    Whenever i have to stay in bed/ on the couch i watch loads of old movies (even disney ones sometimes...), always cheers me up.

    Receptionist: The invisible man is here for his appointment, doctor.
    Doctor: Tell him i can't see him.

  8. Hope you're feeling better, glad the doctor finally believed you! Can imagine it must have been so frustrating having them tell you you were depressed when you knew you weren't. Enjoy your rest anyway, sounds like you definitely deserve a break and to feel back to normal :) xx

  9. Ruthy - thanks lovely :)

    EDAP - I was glad she turned out nice too - I was so worried about it all.

    Ruth - Chocolate definitely works wonders!

    Ilwen - thank you sweet fae. Resting is my number 1 priority.

    Celery - I hope so! I'm so bored of being trapped!

    Lexi - thank you xx

    Sarah - bonus points for being the only one to post a doctor doctor joke!

    Emily - thank you. It was so incredibly frustrating and it was made even worse by the fact that I ended up crying (out of sheer frustration!) Thankfully it all turned out ok, I'm just desperate to get better!


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