Continuing on from part 2 of my series of blog posts, I went back to my GP on the 11th of October and asked about the gastroenterology appointment I was supposed to get. She told me she would look into it and because the hospital said my heart was a worry she wanted a 24 hour heart monitor test done as well which I had done on the 21st of October. The 24 hour heart monitor just revealed that I do have Sinus tachycardia with my heart normally around 160-200 beats/min, She said if I was to experience chest pain I would have to be placed on medication and in a few years I would have to go on it anyway because a human heart cannot last beating that fast for long at all.
Around the end of November I started bleeding more from places you shouldn’t so the doctor pushed my hospital appointment to “LEVEL 1” which is an urgent/priority appointment. Later in December I received a letter from the hospital saying I had an appointment scheduled for 2PM on the 11th of January which happens to be today.
Today I went to my appointment and was told by the specialist I saw that it could possibly either be hepatitis, cancer or another incurable disease he mentioned which I can’t quite remember how to pronounce or how to spell to look up. He has ordered a Colonoscopy and an Endoscopy to be done in the next 3 months and he has also ordered a full range of blood tests, roughly around 20 vials of blood over the next few weeks. Also a 24 hour 5-HIAA urine test to see if I have high amounts of serotonin in my body as well as to test for renal failure. Unfortunately my specialist I’ve just seen today for the first time is retiring at the end of January so he won’t be the one following up with me after the procedures I have done. I’m sure I’ll be in good hands with whomever takes over my file though.
As you can imagine, the thought of possibly having cancer or hepatitis is quite daunting and worrying me beyond imaginable, however I’m just keeping positive thoughts and I have to say thank you to a whole bunch of you supportive bunch on twitter. I’ll be sure to keep you updated if anything changes! If you don’t hear from me about health stuff before the procedures, I will most definitely be making one shortly after I have the 2 procedures done in the hospital!