I had all these plans for this year to be fantastic, a beautiful and growing girl that we love dearly, hubby in new and higher paying job and then "boom" everything fell apart one day when I went to work four months ago.
I was doing the banking for work and returning to my car and when I crossed at the pedestrian crossing I was hit by a car. An elderly man had a stroke and plowed into the car that had stopped for me. I was taken to hospital by ambulance and thankfully nothing broken just bruised and extremely jolted through my legs after landing on my feet in high heels. I thanked my lucky stars and played all of the what if games but I lived to see another day and be with my family. All of my medical expenses were taken care of and I was paid for by work. This was a difficult time for me and my family as it was difficult to care for a toddler as it appeared I had back problems from the accident. After three months off work I was sent back on reduced hours but work began wanting a new contract to formalize my part time hours that I took on after maternity leave, it was stressful as they had no intention of making this easy, it almost seemed like they wanted to make it difficult, the stress just mounted but I didn't resign as we needed the income.
With all of the above still ongoing and just as we think this is about as much drama as we can handle, last weekend I began getting pains in my chest, heart palpitations, shortness of breath etc and put it down to stress. By Monday I was convinced something was not right as I could barely change my daughter's nappy without needing to sit and catch my breath. My breaking point was going down the road to get milk and nearly collapsing. My husband took me to the doctor that afternoon and I explained my symptoms, I was sent straight to emergency. I was confused about what was happening but I went along with it. Turns out I have extensive bilateral pulmonary embolisms and was kept in hospital the rest of the week and will be on blood thinners for the next six months and self injections twice daily for the next few weeks. I have been sent home and told to take it easy, yeah right!! I have a 20 month old and it's two weeks to Xmas with no possibility of getting near the shops to buy pressies in this condition!
So then I come home and I'm enjoying ANOTHER second chance and spending time with my family when my daughter breaks out in this almighty rash head to toe. still no idea what it is so back to the dr in the morning while I get another blood test.
Can the universe really hate me this much? I am looking forward to the new year in the hope of better luck and better health cos something's gotta give.
Thanks for listening/reading xox