Was absent for a few days week before last, second opinion for my doc with a hospital stay but had the full grease and oil change anyway - six days until I said "look, I feel like a charlatan, in this four bed ward there's two guys dying of emphysema heading towards lung cancer and one with liver cancer whilst here I am fully dressed sitting on my bed reading and all that is wrong with me is that I'm not steady on my feet, You need this bed for other people, I'll go rest at home."
Then they confirmed my doc's diagnosis, Cerebeklar Ataxia - not fatal or anything but messes with your balance - big time, so walking is not at all easy - getting more difficult actually.
Apparently there is no known cure, it gets better or it doesn't.
You CAN get it from excess alcohol, but that was eliminated through blood tests, I drink far less than I used to. Best guess is head trauma from somewhere in my overly adventurous past.
So now I have the after affects of Glandular fever, CFS, hypertension and now this - think I should trade this body in :)
Oh well, with mobility aids I can still sort of get around, for now, but not much chance of working much, so have had to apply for a disability pension, not exactly what I was hoping for in 2017...
I can still drive, fine once behind the wheel, dunno about flying though, probably not, but the jury is still out on that.
Bloody nuisance, but can only wait to see how it pans out and take lots of vitamins, Thiamine especially, either it gets better or it doesn't but my doc suggests many, many months at a minimum - I'll be drawing an old-age pension by then...
Great year again - not...