Hi there again Mum and Dad
I am feeling just a wee bit fed up with me right now. The arthritis is a real pain (not joking either) and recently I have been having attacks of vertigo, the last one of which lasted up to about 8 hours. I recently saw an ENT specialist (boy do they know how to charge) and after doing some tests and asking lots of questions he feels I perhaps have Meniere's syndrome! Funnily he didn't ask me if I suffer from tinitus and I forgot to tell him I have for about 20-25 years!
Do you remember that is what Len suffered from and how ill it used to make him? Apparently it is rare for it to begin with someone of my age but I guess I've always had strange things happen so why not this? I am hoping that as it has occurred late in life it will perhaps take a long time to advance as I'd hate to be as ill with it as Len used to be.
I see the specialist again in about 4 months time when he said he will give me a definite diagnosis but not sure exactly how he will do that. Until then I just hope the vertigo attacks don't come too often I mustn't speak too soon. It is well over 2 weeks now since the last one so fingers crossed they will get less over time. Hope that's not too much to wish for. What is it they say? "Always be careful what you wish for!" With Christmas only 18 days away I'd like to stay reasonably fit until at least then.
Sorry to have a grizzle but sometimes it's difficult not too. I guess with the arthritis, diabetes etc. it just sort of gets to me at times.