I am feeling much better, although was tempted at one stage to visit A&E. I discovered later that A&E were inundated with people with chest infections and two colleagues were admitted to the wards for treatment.
I cancelled my attendance at a meeting in Nottingham. I did not want to infect our assessor and tutor base. It was delivered well without me. I also cancelled a pre-Xmas visit from friends on 23rd.
Serum tissue transglutaminase (tTg) was the main coeliac marker and had to be analysed at Derby, so took a few days extra. tTg level was 0.7 u/ml (should be between 0 – 5). Two immunoglobin results are also relevant, with IGA at 2.62 g/l (0.8 – 4) and IGG at 10.3 g/l (6 – 16). Normal, no further action. Will probably have a few (too many) drinks over Xmas.
My latest blood test results are in. I can’t work out which relate to the Coeliac issue, but all normal except for two of the liver function tests. GGT now down to 113 and serum ferritin still at 480.
I have developed a terrible cold and chest infection. No decongestants available due to contraindications with medication.
Not well at all today. I am very tired and and suffering with brain fog. I had to drive to Peterborough for my Performance Plan annual review. My line manager gave quite a reasonable review, for which I was grateful, although my opinion was that my performance had been terrible this year; I had the first days off ill for 14 years and had forgotten loads of stuff throughout the year. Although AF and medication are a serious mitigating factor. Decided not to travel to head office for Thursdays meeting.