Thank goodness that after my mistake last Tuesday thinking that I had a hospital checkup appointment! yesterday I got it right and Sumi and I were at the hospital bright and early for the brain scan which held no surprises as I had already realized that my condition has deteriorated drastically since two years ago, all the scan did was to confirm my ‘Mixed Dementia’ of Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson Disease although the consultant did say that I seem to be doing OK!
Then it was my blood test and they seem to have wanted a lot of blood this time as they did a complete blood check so I had been fasting since 7pm the previous evening so it wasn’t until they had taken the blood that I could break the fast, then I had to fast again for ‘two hours’ and then have blood taken again but the test results didn’t show anything untoward apart from my cholesterol level and diabetes blood sugar were a bit to high which was a bit of a surprise as I don’t use sugar in any of my food or drinks so I will have to cut back on my carbohydrate intake such as bread, potatoes, and rice which is a bit of a blow as I do enjoy my own home made bread!!
My eye test with the specialist only confirmed what the previous doctor had said in that they can’t do anything to improve my sight the specialist said its Dementia/Alzheimer’s related and as my condition deteriorates so will my eyesight become much worse which is a rather daunting prospect, anyway he did prescribe some medication being eye vitamins and eye drops and then I must go to the eye clinic every month for a check up and get medication.
Overall the doctor said I shouldn’t get to concerned as I am doing quiet well although the hearing in my right ear is getting worse but do not need a hearing aid ‘as yet’ I said to the doctor (Maybe that’s not so bad, as I can now turn a deaf ear to things I don’t want to hear!!)
The only thing that’s troubling me now is my teeth which for some strange reason have started to just fall out and I know I have another three teeth that are loose which I will have to have taken out ASAP, it’s not like a toothache its just a continuous discomfort in the gums which then seems to penetrate onto my brain and adds to my confusion!
Apart from that I think I’m OK!! But I did say to the doctor and Sumi I think that maybe I’m starting to fall apart at the seams because of this dam dementia…