I didn’t get around to writing up my Little Loves post at the end of October, and to be honest life was still in limbo with my health worries. BUT I finally have a diagnosis now, and once I find out the root cause of my breathlessness, I can hopefully start to recover and get my life back on track. To be honest the past few months have been a blur of hospital appointments and worry, but I did get to enjoy six wonderful days in the Greek sunshine which was amazing.

Sani Asterias in Greece

Read

This is the third T.M.Logan book I have read, and they have all been brilliant books. And is there a better place to read a book called ‘The Holiday’ than on a sun soaked beach in Greece. It was gripping, I loved all the characters, and I definitely didn’t see the twist coming at the end. A highly recommended read.

The Holiday by TM Logan - Greek sun

Watched

Oh the final ever series of Suits. We have watched Suits for years, even before the days when it was on Netflix, and we put off watching series 9 as we knew it was the end. But of course we had to watch it, and say a final goodbye to Harvey, and the rest of the actors in this brilliant series.

Heard

After a week in hospital, countless scans, breathing tests, blood tests, camera down my throat (GRIM), thinking I had pneumonia and countless other tests I have probably forgotten about, I finally have a diagnosis

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a rare immune system disorder that affects the lungs. It is an inflammation of the alveoli (airspaces) within the lung caused by hypersensitivity to inhaled organic dusts. Sufferers are commonly exposed to the dust by their occupation or hobbies.

I am just waiting on the results of my Bronchoscopy, which is hopefully going to tell me what the root cause is, but the two main culprits are the budgies or our hot tub. I am staying away from both until I get a definite answer, and then we will tackle what has to be done. My health is the main priority, and once the cause has been removed, then my lungs can start to recover.

The consultant has also put me back on steroids to help with my breathing, and these make such a difference to my life. I’ve been back on them for just over two weeks, and I feel that I’m starting to slowly get my life back on track. They really do make a huge difference, but obviously the end goal is to get my breathing ‘normal’ without the aid of medication.

Made

Despite being in a whirlwind of hospital appointments and feeling poorly, I ‘made’ it to Greece for our beloved holiday to the Sani Resort in Halkidiki, and what a holiday it was. We were blessed with 25 degrees every single day, we celebrated the husband turning 48, we laughed, we smiled, and we had the best family time that was very much needed.

Sani Asterias in Greece

Sani Asterias

Daughter in Greece

Sani Asterias

Wore

What do you need when you’ve just been diagnosed with a lung condition… The chance to put on a new dress, and go out and celebrate your best friend’s birthday with good food and a few beers. I absolutely love this dress which was only £25 from Asda, and can see it getting lots of wear over the next few weeks.

Asda Dress - Plus Size

And Lastly

I can’t believe it’s December already, and I know it’s such a cliche to say this year has absolutely flown by. Thoughts of Christmas are slowly creeping into my head, and I am getting organised behind the scenes. It’s different when you have teenagers, no Father Christmas, no magic to keep alive, present ideas keep appearing on Whatsapp, but it’s all good fun. See you in another month when we are all in a post Christmas haze of Baileys and Mince Pies.

10 Thoughts on “Little Loves – Finally a diagnosis and Greek sun

  1. Oh gosh Tracey bless you – you’d be gutted about the hot tub but at least you’d know!

    • Tracey Williams on December 7, 2019 at 6:27 pm said:

      I know it’s been a tough old 5 months, and yes will be gutted about the hot tub (and the budgies too), hopefully find out the results this coming week x

  2. So glad you’ve got a diagnosis at last and that hopefully you can start to feel better soon. Thank goodness for the steroids until then! x

  3. I’m so glad they got to the bottom of what was making you so ill. I hope you are feeling a bit better now & you make a speedy recovery.
    It looks like you had a lovely time in Greece. x

  4. I’m so pleased for you that you finally have a diagnosis, it makes all the difference when you know what you are dealing with. Hopefully, 2020 will be all about getting back on track health-wise x

  5. I’m glad you’ve got a diagnosis, and hope the cause doesn’t cause you too much stress when you have to remove it from your home x

    • Tracey Williams on December 7, 2019 at 6:31 pm said:

      I know, the budgies are relegated to the playroom poor things until we find out the results and then we can deal with what needs to be done x

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