Over the last few weeks I have shared with you, my journey towards my goals.
I was booked in to see my Cardiologist , I was very eager to go and see what was going on with my heart but what was to come really shook me to my core. It was a 25th of May a beautiful Thursday afternoon and I was very tired and felt a little lightheaded from the morning. I pushed on like I always do and continued all my mummy duties.
Hanging the washing out was a real struggle today but I finished and continued to go and start the school pickups. As I was driving down the freeway I really felt very dizzy and disorientated as I was driving. My goal was to make it to the school, which I did. But at this stage I didn’t know how I was going to get out of my car and get to the office and pick up my son. I was a little early so there were no parents around. I slowly held on to the gate as I made my way to the office and at this stage my head was spinning so out of control l couldn’t even stand. I made my way to my son’s room. It was my priority to get there and be with him. His teacher took one look at me and grabbed my car keys and tried to lay me down on the couch, but the enormous pressure that I got in my head was unbearable. At this stage I knew something was very wrong but I had to keep calm for my son; I didn’t want him to panic.
I refused an ambulance because l’m that person who doesn’t want to be fussed over. Instead I rang my mum. I had driven my husband’s car I needed to get back home as he needed it for work. Yes I know the things I worry about; not putting anyone out and going on with business as usual.
My husband’s car got back home and I headed straight to my GP … yes just the GP and still feeling the pressure in my neck and shoulders. I walked in and waited for her to call me in. She attended to me did and a couple of tests later, off to the hospital I went. What was to come I never imagined in a million years…
- Viki (TF Staff, Community Liaison Consultant)