I’m Getting My Sparkle Back

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!

Ta Dah!


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.


164 thoughts on “I’m Getting My Sparkle Back

  1. Charlotte,

    Great to see you recovering. As to your photo, a starless tree need not mean a starless photo ;).

    God speed to you.

    Take care.


    1. Thank you Christina I appreciate you thinking of me. I should create an award for the best, most supportive blog chums and you would all get one for keeping my spirits up 😉
      Best wishes

  2. Dear Charlotte, glad to see you are enjoying a sparkly life now! I appreciated your stopping by my blog. If you continue getting tonsilitis, please consider taking those pesky tonsils out. I did in my twenties and it has made a world of difference in regards to the lessening of winter throat issues!

    1. Thanks Eric my Mums got me on restricted iPad and I’ve not been out for a week so I’m a bit stir crazy but I’m going to put Mum and a Dads tree decorations on tomorrow while they’re at work so that’s exciting.
      Best wishes

    1. Thank you Nancy. I’m very relieved I’m feeling better only two days left on my medicine now. I’m not used to taking tablets and I’ll be glad when I stop feeling so sleepy.
      All the best

  3. Glad you’re feeling better! Being sick is never fun and losing your voice when you love to sing is just adding insult to injury. Praying you finish healing up quickly! 🙂

    1. Hi Davina, it’s weird after singing every day to take two weeks off. I’ve started doing my vocalise humming today and I’ve been composing. I’ve been missing everyone today.
      Best wishes

  4. Charlotte,

    That it could help you in the future, I have had some luck with Goldenseal, Echinacea, and Elderberry extract. These have antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

    If I could take one, it would be Goldenseal.

    Please do your own research and consult your GP.

    Take care.


  5. It is great news that you are back to your normal, energetic and happy self…wish you the best in your recovery. I feel guilty, as you were sick & bedridden, I was galloping around the globe having fun with my travels 🙂
    Take care, and keep that great smile going!

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