This is not the post I thought I'd be writing after Christmas and I'm sorry I haven't popped in before now. I had hoped I would be sharing all the highlights of Christmas celebrations with my little family. But my Christmas break has been thrown all sorts if curve balls. I have been all sorts of sick since Christmas Eve, with a sore throat that got worse rapidly within hours and by the wee hours of Christmas morning I struggled to swallow and was in sever pain. I saw my parents briefly Christmas morning but left to come home so I could lay around in my sickly state waiting for a house call doctor to come see me.
The doctor came checked me over advised I had a viral infection and other than pain medication there wasn't much else I could do but rest and gargle salty water. After rest, sleep and lazing around I sucked it up and we went to the Big V's parents house for Christmas dinner, present opening and so forth. Not that I was a great participant but I did my best. Boxing Day rolls around and lets just say I was even more worse for wear, body aches, shivers, a throat so bad it took an hour to drink some tea.
Boxing Day night in the late, late hours I started to get an itch and red rash, I seriously thought it was my pant elastic irritating me. Come the morning hours of yesterday I had a bright red rash covering my torso, that was becoming aggressive. Off to my local doctors surgery explaining the events of the previous 48 hours, I was examined and promptly told I was presenting with Scarlet Fever. I was told I had to have injection of penicillin straight away and follow with a script. It was pointed out after the injection if my rash had not improved drastically in 4-6 hours to go straight to hospital. After several hours and a previous call to the doc I had to phone to speak to the doctor about another matter relating to my predicament. He asked if my rash had improved and I was informed I should take capsules straight away.
Fast forward several more hours things still hadn't improved and only worsened along with other matters and aliments. So I said to the Big V screw it I'm not calling back the doc (several more calls already made) just take me to hospital. Hospitals aren't a great place to wait around with little people and a husband who is meant to be on his rare holidays. So I asked him to just drop me at emergency and go home and look after our babies.
Fast forward through several hours of waiting, testing, doctors, several senior doctors, nurses, tests, swabs, bloods, scans, aliments worsening and some improving.......there are still no clear cut answers and balls are up in the air. Jury is out on what actually is wrong with me, I'm presenting with classic symptoms of Scarlet Fever then totally and quite possibly unrelated aliments. So I'm back home I'm not well, not 100% at all, I'm meant to be resting but that's still hard even with the Big V on holidays for a few more days, little ones at the ages we have are full on. So I'm here and I'm around sort of, I'll be blogging if and when I can. I've got a fair bit of rest time doing nothing, but that's not translating into getting posts and so forth done, but I'm trying.
So to finish up I just wanted to fill you all in on what has been happening. I hope you've all had a much more splendid Christmas then I have had. I'd love to hear about any vintage spoils you got, if you've posted about them leave me a link I'd love to check it out, give me something to fill in these resting hours. I'll post soon about my Christmas spoils, but until then take care everyone and enjoy whatever time you have left of your holiday season.
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