I received this from my local hospital today. It’s not until the end of May, but as I alluded to in a previous post, the hospital are checking to see whether I have sleep apnea, which can cause secondary polythycemia.
I will have to be attached to a monitoring unit to check my sleep pattern. If it’s found that I’m waking up a few times during the night, gasping for air, then the unit will show this. Hopefully that will confirm the line of reasoning the hospital are using.
That may account for the general horrible feeling I had yesterday. Fuzzy head, sicky feeling with nausea, it really was not a good day physically on Sunday. Even popping out for 30 minutes to get some fresh air didn’t seem to work; I just wanted to get back indoors.
Today, not so bad, but I’m lucky if I get two decent night’s sleep a month, where I generally feel reasonable the following morning. Normally, I just feel pretty rubbish physically and that feeling stays for the rest of the day. Hopefully this monitoring unit will reveal all.
I had to laugh at one of the points of note. The one that mentions false nails or nail varnish. I think it’s safe to assume that I won’t be wearing any! Not being able to drink tea will be a right pain, but it’s all for a reason.
So that’s that. We are getting closer to finding out what’s wrong here. It’s taken a while but the waters are less muddied.