...just to explain why I've beeing MIA. Just over a week ago I came down with a serious bout of gastroenteritis...it was so bad I collapsed and was taken to hospital and put on IV fluids. I can't remember the last time I felt so ill. However, although I am recovering from the gastroenteritis, they have discovered a problem with my heart following a routine ECG, which may account for why I have been feeling so exhausted and unwell for so long.
It would appear that a prescription drug I have been taking for many years can cause serious heart problems and the doctor has told me to stop taking it immediately. Apparently though it does not cause any permanent heart damage, and I already feel better since I stopped taking the drug.
I can't quite believe what has happened..if I hadn't gone into hospital and had this routine ECG I would still be none the wiser, and I now know it could have been fatal! Scary or what.
Anyway, fingers crossed they have already identified the cause. The moral of the story is, no matter how long you've been on a drug if you start having unusual symptoms check the information leaflet. I had had warning signs several years ago but I just didn't link it to the drug I was taking because I've been taking it for so long.
I am still very weak, but I am recovering and already thinking of my craft room. Crafting is always fantastic therapy for me and I have some new stash waiting for me!
I look forward to seeing what you've been up to since I've been gone, and I want to say thank you to those of you who e-mailed me because of your concern about my absence, you are such lovely people.