Its been days since I blogged so I'd better catch up.....be warned this is long!!
Being sick has really hit me harder than I thought....its given me the wake up call I needed to make some pretty drastic but much needed life changes!!
Its certainly no fun being whisked away at full pelt with the sound of blues and twos ringing in your ears!I really have never felt as frightened before in my entire life and seeing how worried Hubs and the Guys were has added to my determination to make sure that over the next few weeks I do exactly as Ive been told and will rest up LOTS!
Initially Hubs was told the Docs suspicions - tests were carried out - the Junior Doc treating me in Rhesus wasn't happy so she called in her Boss....lots of prodding and poking happened and all I can remember was me begging the Docs to "back off" with their needles and leave me alone in a darkened room to sleep!
24 hours later after being hydrated and fed Morphine like it was going out of fashion I started to feel a little more human.
Docs thought it was possible I had suffered my first ever Migraine - so with me feeling Okish I pleaded to be allowed home - the Doc relented and I was outta there as fast as my aching limbs would allow.
It turns out that I wasn't experiencing a Migraine at all but had in fact contracted Aseptic Meningitis - which explains why after a week I'm am still suffering and feel like I need to be left alone in a dark corner so I can bang my head against the wall!!
I'm off back to the hospital again tomorrow to undergo even more tests so the Docs know exactly which course of anti b's I need to fight off this nasty!
Over the past few days Ive been trying to do business as normal - given I was under the illusion the pain in my head was the aftermath of Migraine - I thought I could just carry on as "normal" and eventually the hangover feeling would disappear......
"Normality" for me included a couple of nights away from home as we joined our buddies on a camping trip - in Force 10 gales with rain lashing down - the thought of jacking it all in and heading home to the comfort of my bed passed through my mind on more than one occasion - but the Guys were having fun and that's all that kept me going - well that and a handful of painkillers every now and then!!!!!
I can highly recommend Stowford Farm Meadows if anyone is looking for a family place to stay - its surrounded by beautiful countryside and there's plenty of activities to occupy everyone.....even in the rain!
It was fun and we did laugh - I just wished my head didn't feel like a freight train was whizzing through it every time I moved - Jumping in to my own bed after a couple of nights roughing it was sheer bliss!
With the Guys on half term hols Hubs has taken the week off and has been looking after things whilst I've slept and plodded around the house.
Ive managed to scrap a little here and there in between dozing and generally being very listless!
Vibrant is definitely a word I would use to describe June's Bad Girl kit - which was a sheer pleasure to work. I dug out a box of Golden Paint Mediums and got very messy whilst working with the kit. I'd forgotten how much fun scrapping can be when you start experimenting with paint.
Friday sees the start of The Bad Girls Summer Workshop.....with over 10 FREE classes, challenges and prizes up for grabs over the duration of the weekend there is sure to be something to inspire you to get busy and create....check it out here.
With me feeling Yack 99% of the past week its not been so much fun for the guys so Hubs took them off to Bristol today to go and enjoy a few hours BMXING at Motion Indoor BMX Venue.....a great time was had by all apparently :)
Another week over - highs and lows - tears and laughter - lessons learnt.
Ain't life just perfect!!!