The 13th of April.
Oh dear, this is not going well. I had another really bad night, tossing and turning. I realised the reason early this morning, when my back was killing me. I presume I did something at the gym on Saturday but I’ve no idea what. I had Mommy come upstairs to rub it for a little while before I had to get up. Every time I did move, I made noises like “Nrrghhh”.
We had an appointment at the Apple shop for the laptop. Frustratingly, it didn’t show the issue, so it may be that it just needed a proper reboot, which is a wee bit embarrassing. We also bought several birthday cards, then I got a gingerbread man from Greggs to cheer me up.
After lunch, Mommy went to see Grandma, and I went upstairs to lie in bed with the electric blanket to try to warm up the muscles while I watched two episodes of Dexter on Netflix. It didn’t work. So I came back down and we watched the Oliviers, and I just have to hope that a good sleep tonight will help.
The 14th of April.
I didn’t have a good sleep. Instead, I had a temperature. The Zopiclone didn’t work, so I barely slept, and have been awake since about six with another temperature. I was still in pain, and felt totally awful. Mommy came up and helped me a bit, and she rang the hospital at half eight, spoke to one of the clinical nurse specialists, who said she’d ring back when she’d spoken to a doctor.
I managed to get myself out of bed and dressed, and slowly came downstairs. We got a phone call at about half eleven, saying to go to 622 where I’d be seen by Sandeep. So off we went! I was actually feeling much better by this point, but considering how unusual it is for me to spike, we thought we’d better go on anyway.
I was in a small side room, and while waiting for Sandeep, Igor walked past, so he came and saw me instead. We talked a bit about my symptoms and pain, so I’ve had bloods done, plus cultures of both lumens, a urine sample and he sent me down for a back x-ray, in case I had a crushed vertebrae, which could apparently account for this level of pain. I have clinic tomorrow, so we’ll get the results then. In the meantime, I’m on augmentin.
After we got home and had lunch, I had a visit from Alice who I have come to know via Twitter, and who I made the aardvark for. We had a lovely time just chatting about stuff, life in general, and it was just nice. I don’t often get to meet new people.