I have pneumonia.
The migraine had masked a more serious illness but when my doctor called this morning to say my white blood cell count was extremely high and to get myself to hospital immediately it set in motion a whole series of tests. The doctors are not sure if the pneumonia is viral or bacterial so I was given two IV antibiotics, plus a saline IV for my dehydration.
After a chest X-ray, CAT scan and numerous blood tests here I am tonight back at home, with a cannula in my arm so the nurse who will visit me at home each day can top me up with more IVs until I come through the worst of it. I love the "hospital at home" program we have in our town. It's far easier to rest and recuperate at home, in your own bed, surrounded by familiar things and your favourite people.
I apologise to those of you who have been waiting for block 7 of Postcards From Heaven. I've not been able to stitch for a while so I'll share that block, plus block 7 of Gentle Domesticity, as soon as I'm able.
For the meantime I'm resting, lovingly cared for by my knight in shining armour, Mr E.