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Health & Music ... Well, They Are Meant To Go Together! 
26th-Jun-2014 06:23 pm
Barnabas - James in Caprica
I really needed this - and it made me both smile and shed a tear ... thank you so much kudagirl

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And so to updates ...

Firstly The Orchestral Concert.

The concert itself went really well ... and even better, for me, is one of the "new pieces we played at this concert is one of my all-time favourite pieces. Albioni's Adagio in G Minor for strings and organ. I love it ... the first time I heard it was as the theme for the film Galipoli back in 1981, and actually had to listen to all the credits to find out which piece it was. If you don't know it, then -

We had a reasonable number in the audience (they ran out of programmes, so that's a good sign.

However the drive almost killed me, so I spent the day on pain killers, and the next day in bed. But I am still glad I did it. It took me a long time to get those clarinet skills, so I would hate to lose them for the sake of the drive to Bude.

Now, the Health Update.

As I said, I had a rough weekend.  I went back to my doctor on Wednesday and there was not much to show on the blood tests, which means it is still probably viral.

The good news is that she put me on some mild anti-depressants, which means I am no longer crying all the time, and also much of the constant intense pain is easier.  So, she upped the dose slightly.

The bad news is that my mobility and muscle ache is rapidly getting worse.

So, she is going to send me to see a rheumatologist ... the guy she wants me to see is good, and a nice person (as I have worked in his clinics).  So now I have to wait for the referral letter (which I collect Monday) and then book the appt.

I am determined to keep going though, as otherwise mentally I will be a mess, but I shall have to see what my body thinks of that plan!
26th-Jun-2014 06:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I really hope you can get some relief soon.
26th-Jun-2014 08:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much.

*hugs* you back
26th-Jun-2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
*Hugs you carefully* I hope you´ll be feeling better soon, my dear!
*hugs some more* ♥
26th-Jun-2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you Andi ... it's certainly been a tough year so far.

*hugs* you back
26th-Jun-2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
Oh I do hope your rheumatologist can help.

There was a really good programme about Albioni's Adagio on radio 4 a couple of months ago - too late for it to still be on the iPlayer if you didn't hear it, sadly.
26th-Jun-2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
Just have to wait for the paperwork to book the appt.

No I missed that prog ... it is certainly a haunting piece, whatever it's history.
26th-Jun-2014 07:53 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Love the virtual hug gif.
Not so good health news so - hope the new doctor can find something. As long as they find out what's the matter it will hopefully be the start of a solution (healing).

And because you can't never have too many hugs:

26th-Jun-2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you - yes, that *hug* gif is great, isn't it?

Don't know when I will get to see the specialist ... but hopefully not too long a wait.

*hugs* you back
26th-Jun-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
So glad that the concert went well, and that you were playing a piece of music you really enjoy. Such a shame about the painful drive and aftermath though.

Sorry the blood tests couldn't come up with anything conclusive, but I'm glad that the anti-depressants are helping, and *fingers crossed* that the appt with the rheumatologist comes though quickly and he has is able to provide some answers for you. *hugs*
26th-Jun-2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks Carolyn. It has certainly been a tough year so far.

Just have to wait for the paperwork to find out when I can make the appt ... hopefully soon.

26th-Jun-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
((big hugs)) I'm so sorry that you're dealing with this and hope that the rhumatologist can help;
26th-Jun-2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks Deb ... it has certainly been a tough year.

*hugs* back
27th-Jun-2014 05:02 am (UTC)
I love that music too - one of my favourites. I know I keep saying it but I really hope that you get a diagnosis for what the health problem is soon - it must be so frustrating!
7th-Jul-2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks Karen for these wishes - I have a hospital appt now, but it's not till Sept!
29th-Jun-2014 01:27 am (UTC)
What do they think it might be- Crohn's? MS? Fibromialgia? Can't think of anything else at the moment that would fit those symptoms.

Hope it goes well. I know it will be a relief to finally figure out what is wrong. Keep strong!
7th-Jul-2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
I think Fibromyalga is one of the things my doctor is thinking it may - I have an appt booked for Sept 1st ... so will get some answers at some point (I hope)
1st-Jul-2014 05:16 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to read that you had a rough weekend. I had hoped it would have been a good one for you. I hope you get some answers soon.
*big hug*
7th-Jul-2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much ... it's been a long time building up, now I have to wait for the answers in September!
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