Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street

Every day is a beautiful day if you walk on the sunny side of the street
Summer days will surely return.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Out with the old and in with the new........

This week I exchanged Winter outdoor wear...


with Spring outdoor wear..

I also exchanged old uncertainties with new uncertainties.   After many years of illness and tests I now have a diagnosis. I have Hughes Syndrome which explains my stroke- like slurred speech and memory loss and lost babies in late pregnancy.

So I am now on warfarin and weekly hospital visits.

will make life's lemons into a gloriously cool gin and tonic - just watch this space  :)
L.x.

12 comments:

  1. You will, Lynn.
    You are in my prayers.

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  2. That's the spirit, Lynn! What an inspiration to us all! Big hugs to you, my bloggy friend! xx

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    1. Hi Tina - if you could see me sat here - in my jim jams with Steve's glasses on cos I can't be bothered to go upstairs for my own, hair looking like the hair monster visited overnight, eye drops in , no make up on etc etc - you would not feel inspired - lol!!!!!!!!!
      L.x.

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  3. You are in my prayers Lynn. I guess that having a proper diagnosis will help a little- but conscious that you are still coming to terms with all the implications. God bless you, dear friend. Hang on to Isaiah 43 xx

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    1. Hello Angela - I was relieved to get a diagnosis but I knew the "long-termness" of this would soon hit home and of course it has - today!
      But I keep telling myself that I am still the same person (with the same illness) as I was last week but now I have a treatment plan and appropriate care.
      Isaiah 43 - we sing a hymn based on this at church - it is our (Steve and I) favourite. But it can make us a bit choked up so Steve always looks at the hymn board and says "On no we're going to have a hymn 111 moment!"
      L.x.

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  4. Well done Lynn. I am spreading the word. Re this relatively unknown syndrome. I will join you in the Spring wear!

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    1. Thanks Jill - when I understand it all more I think I am going to volunteer as a media supporter raising awareness - it has taken me 20 years to be diagnosed. This latest consultant knew straight away what it could be.
      L.x.

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  5. Thinking of you and loving your spring look. God bless. Lesley x

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    1. Thanks Lesley - I am rather fond of the bag - a £10 bargain looking similar to the CK version which is £50 more I think!
      L.x.

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  6. You've waited such a long time for this diagnosis Lynn.........you are such a lovely person and I'm hoping that your sunny, happy disposition helps you on your road ahead.
    Thinking of you and sending you virtual hugs, Kim x

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    1. Hiya Kim - thanks for saying nice stuff!
      I have to laugh about this or I could easily be overwhelmed :)
      Steve was reading the Hughes Foundation website and said, "Listen to this... "most Hughes patients live normal lives" ..... wow that's something to look forward to; I've never done anything "normal" "
      Made me laugh!
      L.x.

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