A Rubbish Few Days


As I write I am lying in a hospital bed and it’s 3am. I was rushed in here 48 hours ago and this is the first time that I have been able to stare at some light longer than a minute or so due to the ridiculously intense headache that has accompanied me since I arrived.

It happened very suddenly – on Monday afternoon I started to feel a bit cold, when I tried to warm myself up in a hot bath my skin hurt, and by 3am I was lying under a duvet, shivering violently.

The doctors thought it was meningitis, then pneumonia, and now they think it’s a kidney infection combined with some sort of virus that has spread throughout my body. It must have been there for a while too, but I have ignored it with work being such a massive priority recently…

Luckily, after what seems like endless bags of saline solution and antibiotics through a drip in my arm, and some lovely food from my mum and sister (who drove 100 miles yesterday to see me) i’m beginning to feel better. The Bloke has been wonderful – helping me shower, making sure the cats are ok, messaging my mum – he must be absolutely shattered bless him! I’m also very lucky in that i’m in a private room with a fabulous view, which i hadn’t been able to appreciate until now!

I’m not going to be able to reply to your messages yet I’m afraid, but I’m looking forward to getting this bloody drip out of my arm, going home to The Bloke and the cats and catching up on your posts!

Hope you’re all doing well!

88 thoughts on “A Rubbish Few Days

  1. Sorry to hear that Suzie, I blame the kids, after my first ever week in a school, my weekend was laying in bed with a hacking cough, runny nose, the squits, the nits I also brought home was ill, I could hear them coughing and sneezing in my temperature induced hallucinations. 😉

    Get better soon my friend and don’t forget to remind the nursing staff that you are a famous blogger and you may write about your NHS hospital experience, lets see how quick you get all the attention that you require. hahaha 🙂

    Take care, God bless 🙂

  2. How nice to have such caring relatives and your bloke sounds like one in a million. Take care , hope you get your wish and are soon back home. I went to the doctors last year and was transferred to hospital to have an operation. I didn’t know whether I was on my head or my heels. It’s frightening and unfortunately I live alone.

  3. Very strange – I had very similar symptoms last week and it turned out to be a reaction to antibiotics I was prescribed! Photosensitivity is awful. Get well soon! x

  4. So sorry to hear about your “rubbish days.” I hope that you are getting the best care at the hospital that is available. I’m sure you are by the Bloke and your Mum. Don’t worry about answering comments. Everyone understands, and hopes you will be getting home very soon, and feeling so much better. Cheers! 😉

  5. Hope you are out of there soon. If any of the medical staff give you substandard care, get someone in your family, someone who likes to blow off steam frequently, have at ’em. We nurses sometimes lose our sensitivity and need a bop on the head!

  6. Wow hope all is well… Just reading this reminded me if myself and how I put work before my health but I learned the hard way… Take some time to relax and worry about your health… Gud luck.

  7. Oh no. 😦 I hope you are feeling a bit better, lovely! So glad to hear you have The Bloke and your mom and sister to help you out. Praying it’s fixed soon and you can get back to normal.


  8. I hope that you are going to be back ‘in the pink’ soon! So sorry to hear about this, and feel bad I read your posts, yet didn’t wish you well… Better late than never, but sincerely hope you are doing/feeling better! Hugs, Robin

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