Friday, December 28, 2012

My unexpected Christmas.....

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.

21 comments:

  1. Crickey Trudie, what an awful Christmas you had. Not only feeling rotten but also probably quite scared about what was happening to you...I hope 'it' gets sorted quickly and that you start to feel much better soon. I'd offer to babysit if I lived closer (really) I know what it's like to be sick with little ones. NOT easy at all. Take care, thinking of you.

    p.s. forget your blog until you're feeling better - it's not going anywhere x

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    1. Thanks Kylie, so sweet of you.
      I've got a lot of resting to do, and writing, blogging, reading and lazy activities are good for me and keeping me sane. But of course if something has to give, something's got to give.

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  2. You poor thing! That does not sound like a fun way to spend your Christmas :(
    Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery! I hope they sort out what it is so that they can figure out what they can do to help you recover as quickly as possible!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, not an ideal Christmas, but at least I still had family around.

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  3. Ooh you poor thing, that sound horrendous. Hope you get the chance to take it easy and recover a little more before you hubby goes back to work x

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    1. Trying my best on the resting.
      Thanks for your concern.

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  4. Oh my freakin' God Trudie! How awful! You poor, poor thing. What a time to get such a thing. I wonder if there's something going around on the Gold Coast because I heard of someone else down your way coming down with flu like symptoms over Christmas as well. Gosh, I hope you're better soon. Nothing worse when you get so sick, especially with little ones. I remember those days. Husbands do come in good sometimes and yours sounds wonderful!

    Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne you're always so sweet. Who knows if there is something going around, if there is I do t wish it on anyone, it hasn't been fun yeah hubby is doing a good job of holding down the fort, I'm lucky.

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  5. I have certainly missed you the past couple of weeks. I am so sorry you have been so dreadfully ill, especially over Christmas. Sending my love & hoping you experience a swift improvement. Take care Sweet. Xx

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    1. Aww honey thank you, but I do hope you've been having a restful Christmas though. X

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  6. Woah how scary for you. As much as this should be family time with hubby off work, thankfully he is on holidays and available to help keep the fort afloat. Rest up and I hope you get some answers soon x

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    1. I don't things by halves around here hen I get sick lol. Thank you for your concern. X

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  7. Hope you start feeling much better soon. Thank goodness your man's off work and can nurse you! xxx

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    1. I am damn grateful he has been home, thank goodness for him.

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  8. Oh dear, that all sounds pretty awful. Hope you get better very soon. xx

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    1. Some things are on the improve now thankfully.

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  9. Wowzers Trudie that is a rotten Christmas...take good care and get as much rest as you can...I know little ones can hamper that plan a fair bit! Hope you find out what it is and more importantly get better soon. Rachel xx

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  10. Oh Trudie, that's so awful! I hope you are getting better every moment. What a balls up for Christmas. I do hope everything is ok. x

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  12. Trudie, nooooooooo! I'm so sorry it's a belated 'nooooooo' (holidays etc) but oh my gosh, you poor lady!! How are you? I hope you are feeling a little better since this post? What a god-awful way to spend Chrissy - SO NOT FAIR!! I hope that my comment is totally out of date and you are now well on the way to recovery xxx

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  13. Just catching up hon -= how are you now? Sounds so scary and awful I hope you are recovered by now. lots of love -deb xx

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