Unfortunately for me, I recently spent four days as a ‘guest’ of Blackburn Royal hospital. It transpires that the nasty cough I had was actually an infection. This caused a drop in my blood pressure which resulted in me passing out on the kitchen floor. I came round with a very sore left side including my head and neck. Given that I already have a spinal injury, I was taken to A&E for assessment.
Thankfully, a CT scan didn’t show any further damage, but my blood pressure refused to play ball, and a blood test showed that my red cell blood count was also low giving rise to some concern about internal bleeding. That proved not to be the case, and was also due to the infection. So I spent 3 days on intravenous fluids with my BP fluctuating between 72 systolic and 99, at which point they let me come home with strict instructions to rest.
Valentine’s Day was four days later and as I was feeling much better I did manage to hurriedly throw a cake together for my other half. It wasn’t the cake I’d planned to make, but it didn’t turn out too badly.
The rest of last week was spent resting as advised as I was determined not to miss my niece’s 30th birthday celebrations, which had been planned for months.
But more about that next time 😊
I would like to thank the overworked and underpaid nursing staff who looked after me. They did a great job considering there were only 4 of them on a ward of 24 patients!
Stay safe and healthy