Tuesday, March 17, 2009

All Mumped Out

I felt really tired last week & put it down to the new job, early starts with the dogs etc.

On Friday night I went to bed early & was a bit puzzled to notice that my face was puffy in front of my ears. The next morning it had swollen up like a hamster & by Sunday I looked as if I'd gained 10 stone all in my face

I then had a totally farcical experience with the Out of Hours Doctors service & eventually gave up and visited the local hospital. I have Mumps

Which would explain why I've been shattered all week, why I've been totally unable to run more than 200 metres & why I kept falling asleep in the chair.....

My face grew even bigger yesterday but today I'm starting to return to normal. By tomorrow I might even be able to spot my cheekbones!

I'm working from home all week which is fantastic as I didn't want to start my sickness record off so soon and I have a lot of work to be done which is all very doable from home. My new job can't start properly until it's out of the way so I really want to get it sorted.

Now just have to stop DH using all the not so 'cute' names, believe me I've heard them all.....

and it's true Strawberry Cheesecake low fat frozen yoghurt is the Food of the Gods. All donations gratefully received.....

9 comments:

sue said...

Sending well wishes to you. I remember having the mumps when I was about 10 years old (30 yrs ago now), and how painful it was to have my face so swollen up. My dad used to bring me home comic books to read to make me feel better. I am glad that my kids never got the mumps as kids, but they do say that when your an adult the disease or virus affects you much worse.

Bryony Ramsden said...

Oh no! And everything was starting to get better again! Feel better soon.

RooKnits said...

Oh no! Mumps... how rubbish. Hope you feel better soon.

Woollywarbler said...

Oh dear, get well soon and try not to give it to DH (he will have more than swollen....urhmmm, glands!! ;)

Cybèle said...

O yuck, sounds horrible! And unusual too.
Hope you feel better soon.

erqsome said...

Not the mumps! There's a bit of an epidemic going round, certainly at uni in any case. Hope you feel better soon!

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

I hope you're feeling better soon blie {{{hugs}}}



Told you Ben & Jerry would save you ;)

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

and it seems I can't spell blue...

Daisy said...

Euw. Hope you feel a lot better very soon!