Mind Over Matter
I am 63, and have never been anaemic in my life before. Rather the opposite, my haemoglobin has usually been high for a female.
Suddenly, or maybe over a slow period of time whilst I was undergoing extremely traumatic therapy, I became extremely breathless, so much so that my lips were blue after climbing the stairs.
I went to see my GP who took loads of bloods from me and had a chest Xray done. The only conclusion was that I was actually losing blood from somewhere internally. I was given iron tablets to take, which did improve my breathlessness. I was then sent to hospital for further tests. I had to have a colonoscopy and an oesophagoscopy. I also had an ultrasound of my stomach. That was not pleasant at all. The hospital was so enormous it was like a city within a city. I was sent all over the place. THEN they told me I would have to wait 4-6 weeks before I could get an appointment for these tests. It said URGENT on my card!! I had already waited 2 months for this appointment.!! What is the NHS coming to? I am very nervous about their findings, and about being in that hospital, even if only for a day.
However I wonder if my therapy might have contributed to it psychologically. I finished it shortly afterwards, but one never knows what the mind can do. I was extremely stressed and distressed during it. The therapist was wonderful so I am not saying it was her fault in any way. In fact she was the best therapist I have ever come across, she was so caring and understanding and gentle. She was blessed with a wonderful gift of talent, kindness, patience and understanding. I miss her very much.