Wednesday, 3 October 2012

I Have Gilbert`s Syndrome.

Image from google
Today the Doctor gave me the results from last week`s blood tests. In a way it`s not as bad as I feared.

I have high levels of Bilirubin in my blood, which is called Gilbert`s Syndrome.
This may cause yellowing of the skin and in the whites of eyes (Jaundice).

But according to the NHS Direct website  there can be symptoms of;-
  • Stomach Cramps….. (A bit )
  • Feeling very tried…..(Yes this why I had the test.)
  • Problems concentrating and thinking clearly… (Emmm, yes.)
  • A general sense of feeling unwell……(Yes.)

Sometimes there are certain `triggers` e.g.
  • Being dehydrated
  • Going without food for a long time
  • Stress 
Living with Gilbert's syndrome
Gilbert’s syndrome does not require treatment because the condition does not pose a threat to health and is not associated with any complications.

I had the Blood tests because I seemed to be always tried; now I know why. The doc also said that my cholesterol was good at 4, this was surprising bearing in mind what I eat !

Two nights ago I had a dream, two people who are dead told me that I had cancer. I spent all day Tuesday preparing myself for getting the results.

At the beginning I said “In a way it`s not as bad as I feared” but in another way it is.
This is the worst of both worlds.

There is no treatment because it is not life threatening.

So I will still live to be 70 or so, but every day I will feel shit !
The chances are that cancer would have killed me in 6 to 12 months.

Apparently Relentless  may help, if not I`ll try Whisky… or both!

I well have a more cheerful post tomorrow 


  1. I'm sorry to hear there's nothing that can be directly done for you, but very glad to hear it's nothing as serious as your dreams were presupposing.

    I won't be equally presumptuous and offer any advice - you know best the way your body works and how to support it.

    But you have my best wishes for a long future, with no decline in quality of life. Cold terminology, but meant with all good sincerity.


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