Thank you for all your lovely comments, messages and prayers. Wow what a week! I feel much better today, the old sparkles coming back. I can talk again now without sounding like I have marbles in my mouth.
I was talking to my Mum on Saturday morning on Facetime and she said my face and neck looked swollen. I told her I had trouble swallowing so she told me to phone the NHS direct line and ask for advice because it was hurting to drink. They told me to go to the emergency doctor’s clinic and made me an appointment. The GP said there was an abscess and she wanted to get it lanced so booked me in to the infirmary. All of my friends were in Edinburgh at the Marie Currie Concert so I booked myself a taxi. About 5pm they found they couldn’t lance the abscess and wanted to keep me in overnight. My friends; Rob packed me a case and Jess, Beth, George and Davidona arrived after the concert but they’d only let two of them visit which was for the best. I thought I was going to be out on Sunday but they decided to keep me in hospital another day to do some blood tests as a precaution.
I met a lovely nurse called Elizabeth, she was fabulous and very caring and she told the doctor I’d been a good girl all day Monday so that I could leave. On Monday afternoon my friends George and Emma came to collect me, thank you. I have some marvellous friends in Glasgow and the lovely Pittcock family that came to check on me without asking, Olga I hope you washed your hands after plaiting my hair that was very daring 😉 thank you all. Jess and George kept my Mum informed and visited me as regularly as visiting hours allowed, even though Jess is a singer and I’d told her not to.
One piece of good news was that my younger brother passed his driving theory test first time at the weekend. Friends of our family looked after my brother and got him from and to college and my Mum and Dad came up to Glasgow early on Tuesday morning to bring me home on the Wednesday when I was a bit better for traveling. Mum took one look at me and promptly sent me to bed, after telling me off about my messy bedroom! I woke up three hours later to the sound of the vacuum and a steam mop! I had a big drink of water and pulled the quilt back over my head. I woke up again to the smell of one of my favourite meals cooking, beef stroganoff with new potatoes and vegetables.
On Wednesday I had a lovely surprise, for Christmas my parents had ordered me a glitter sparkle wall makeover to be fitted on the day I normally have no lectures. It is the best present ever!
I’m home in Cheshire now feeling much better today. I’ve been making lots of plans. I’ve got some new French songs to learn and I’m going to work on a new composition whilst I feel like this because I’ve never felt so poorly and drained ever and I best capture my emotions (not about being ill that’s over with) in verse.