The only thing that dampened my Summer was I got tonsillitis. Listen, no-one told me what tonsillitis was like. I thought it was just a sore throat and then you get your tonsils taken out if it was too sore, then you get to eat loads of ice cream, no big deal. No. It is horrible. I couldn't talk, swallow, I had the shivers, a fever, excessive amount of saliva. It started off with a headache, then a sore throat then that night I was freezing. I wore 3 jumpers. The next day I felt terrible but silly me I thought it was a 24 hour bug. I guzzled ginger, lemon, paracetamol. That night I slept maybe 2 hours. The next day, I'm thinking what is going on with my body? I check my throat and it is white. Disgusting. I go to a&e to see an out of hours doctor, to be told I have the worst form of tonsillitis! I get a prescription for antibiotics and the next morning, I feel a million times better. It took about 4 days to clear. 5 days to actually speak clearly but I was on the antibiotics for 7 days taking the medicine 8 times a day. I couldn't even work until I completed the antibiotics because I was contagious. This article really does sum it up - Charlie Brooker on the horrors of tonsillitis
The fact kids have to deal with that amount of pain is beyond me. I remember so many kids in primary school being out for tonsillitis. I used to think it was a bit dramatic for a sore throat.
Before I sign off, a big congratulations to Helen Lewis for winning the Facebook Giveaway that I did in August to celebrate my bday and the launch of Rose.