Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Onwards and Upwards

I've got an appointment through to be seen at Heartlands :) I was expecting the waiting list to be much longer, my appointment is for the end of March. I'm trying to not get my hopes up, just going back to the basics and having a thorough review should be good, but I can't get the little hope of my 'miracle cure' being just around the corner. Ridiculous I know, but it's something that I've never been able to get out of my head; that I just need to find the right treatment and I can go back to being fine........

My Return to Nursing course looks set to happen in April! I've had to apply to a different university as the university I sat the numeracy test with are so disorganised and still haven't decided upon a start date, their communication has been awful. So, I've applied elsewhere and finally had meetings with my employers to sort out the placement side. It's still not finalised and I won't be entirely happy until I have everything in writing, but everything is looking good for an April start :) Today I got occupational health clearance from the hospital I work in, which I wasn't expecting to be a problem, but I've had so many problems with occupational health in the past that I was slightly worried. Another hurdle crossed :) :)


  1. Dawn, I'm so pleased that you have a start date for your Return to Nursing course. I'm sure it'll do you the world of good to get back to what you love doing. It's a shame that you've had to find somewhere else to do the course, but hopefully they'll be much better organised than the first university and you'll enjoy your time there.

    Excellent news too about the Heartlands appointment. I hope they can find something that helps you, but I also want to counsel caution with the hope of a miracle cure because I don't want you to feel devastated if it doesn't happen. I know what that devastation is like and it can be crushing. I will hope and pray for you, though, that it's all positive and they do find something that helps.

    Take care,

    1. Thank you Becky :) I am aware that I need to be cautious about this hope I have of my miracle cure. I think one of the reasons I have this hope is because my asthma appeared completely out of the blue. It wasn't all that long ago that I was perfectly healthy and could do anything I liked without having to worry about all that comes along with severe/brittle asthma. Deep down I know it's not going to happen, but in the back of my mind there is always the thought that if this appeared out of nowhere, maybe it can still disappear or I can find a medication which will make it disappear.
      Regardless of whether Birmingham are actually able to help, I know it will be good to get reviewed by new people who have different experiences and different ideas. And of course, I do hope they can suggest something which might help :)