Friday, 11 January 2013
My blog is feeling a little neglected at the moment, and unfortunately I fear it will be neglected for a little while longer yet.
You see, I am not well.
I haven't been right since before Christmas, coughing for over 4 weeks, and over the last 7 days I have been feeling worse and worse.
I saw a doctor last Sunday who told me that it could be an upper respiratory tract infection. She prescribed me antibiotics for the infection and an inhaler to help the cough.
It didn't work.
Instead of getting better I got even worse.
I developed a severe sore throat causing swallowing to become problematic.
I lost my voice, and the worst part of it is that I have the constant sensation of having a lump in my throat.
It feels like there is something lodged in their, blocking my throat.
Every time I swallow, or cough, it makes me gag and heave.
Yesterday the feeling of pressure in my throat become intolerable and I felt like I was being choked.
I was breathless and shaking and couldn't get any words out.
Daddy D rang NHS Direct for some medical advice and they referred me straight to a doctor.
After a thorough examination I was prescribed a second lot of antibiotics and told that I have suspected glandular fever.
I have to have a blood test to confirm the diagnosis, and I am currently waiting for the doctor to ring me to let me know if they can do a home visit for the blood test.
I have zero energy.
I couldn't even get the kids to school this morning. Luckily I have some fabulous friends, and one of them took the kids to school for me.
I have been told there is nothing they can do about the lump in my throat because it is related to the infection.
I just have to wait for it to get better.
Easier said than done when it is stopping you from functioning.
Even sleeping had become a nightmare.
I can't lay in bed, because when I do it feels like I am suffocating.
I have been sleeping sitting upright on the sofa.
My head hurts. My throat hurts. I'm constantly coughing and gagging, and all I want to do is sleep.
Just to cheer me up a bit more I have been informed that glandular fever can drag on for weeks before you are fully recovered.