Chest improving

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.


Coeliac disease

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.

Blood tests

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.