Over the last 5 years my health has gradually declined and after several confirmed conditions, such as Caesarean section adhesions and then a subsequent gallbladder removal I had hoped I would start feeling generally better in myself.
I have no illusions that with the continued SPD that started while pregnant with Joshua in 2011 my pelvis has been more than problematic and is only going to continue to cause pain and discomfort and hinder some daily activities but in my head I had accepted that.
However what I had not accepted was my increasing fatigue and limited ability to focus and sleep properly.
Over the last 5 years my vitamin b12 has continued to deplete with the UK normal range currently between 200 – 800 mine has remained below 300 consistently, very often dropping to near the 200 mark which it currently is at 213 … on those occasions my geographical tongue kicks in and eating and drinking becomes painful as my tongue cracks open … another issue brought on I believe by the low levels of b12.
However for me I can’t understand why they won’t treat me if I am suffering with symptoms of low levels of b12, obviously my ‘normal’ should be higher to eliminate having symptoms.
Since Jacobs birth in February this year my health has drastically deteriorated further.
I had an infection in my Caesarean wound after surgery and since then my whole body aches and the only way I can describe the pain is when you are suffering with flu and your bones have a heavy and sore feeling, well my whole body feels like that.
I am also suffering with acute headaches with the occasional migraine chucked in for good measure (which I have not suffered with in years) add in excruciating pain in my spine, hips, knees, feet and fingers and it would be fair to say that just getting through the day is like a battle in its own right.
Some days I am so fatigued I cry.
My baby is sleeping through the night but yet I am struggling with pain to get even a good 4 hours.
My GP has now referred me to a Rheumatology Consultant that I will now see in August but he is sure I am also suffering with some sort of autoimmune disease, but as of yet I am still having bloods taken weekly to try to see if any of my levels change (this has been happening for weeks and weeks now)
I am borderline low in vitamin b12, low levels of vitamin D, my ESR levels are high to name just a few.
I had another blood test Tuesday and I am due to see the GP again in 2 weeks to discuss what and where we go from here.
This time the GP has decided to test for just about everything going so I am hoping a diagnosis will soon be in sight.
What I am struggling most of all is the fact that even thought I feel really poorly and in pain this does not translate to my physical appearance so many people presume I am fit and healthy.