Thursday, December 11, 2008


I have spent today in the company of the NHS. I have been like the living dead for a few days and have never felt so ill in my life. I didnt want to bother the Doctor so I waited until I just couldnt take any more - which was this morning after 3 nights and days without sleep cos I cant breathe properly and it hurts so much to cough.

I got to the Doctors at 11.20 am. I was immediately sent to the Hospital for x-rays etc and, by 2.30 pm I was on antibiotics, pain relief and had a diagnosis of Pneumonia and pleurisy.

I dont know whether I am relieved to actually know that I wasnt being a coward but am really ill. I am quite scared cos it is so painful and overwhelming.

To add to the whole experience, they suspect a blood clot in my lungs too so I have had 2 injections of a blood thinner and have to go back tomorrow for a CT scan - apparently I have 'sticky blood', whatever that is.

The NHS people were fantastic, from my Doctor, to the consultant, nurses and everyone involved. I cannot praise them highly enough. Even the nurse taking all the blood samples was fast and gentle. Thank God for the NHS!!!

I'm off to resume dying and sounding like a consumptive on my sofa cos I cant breathe properly unless I sit up. I will catch up again when the antibiotics etc have kicked in : )


franney said...

oh hunny that's terrible!!
i hope you're feeling lots better soon x

*gentle hugs, not the squeezy kind*
fran x

blueadt said...


I hope you feel better soon!

steel breeze said...

Blimey! Good thing you didn't come Wednesday - you might have conked out on the stairs! Take care of yourself and get well soon!

ra said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear that you're suffering. Hope that the biotics take effect soon and that you make a swift recovery.

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

I hope you're feeling better soon xxx

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

I hope you're feeling better soon xxx

Beadgarden said...

get better soon!

Julie said...

Oh no, that's awful! I hope you're feeling a little better now!

*Very gentle virtual hugs*