sweet dreams and fever dreams

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You tumble softly into clouds

Before the fever grips your brain

And all the monsters crawl to light

Scaring you, confusing too.

So I haven’t written a post in a week which is unheard of, but I had the flu so bad I started to think I wasn’t going to recover.

Last Tuesday we had to call out the ambulance because I was coughing up blood and was running a really high fever. I ended up in A&E on Friday because I was still running a fever and after five days I was starting to lose the will to live.

It was the first time I’ve had those weird fever dreams in such a long time, and the things that run through your brain are really interesting.

While I was waiting for the doctor to see me I seemed to have it in my head that I was Health Secretary. I’m guessing that watching Matt Hancock in the jungle had infiltrated my thoughts and when I found myself in a hospital setting I seemed to put the two together and began feeling like it was my job to sort waiting times when I got back to the office.

Of course, I didn’t say any of this to the doctors because I didn’t want to get locked in the psychiatric part of the hospital – but it was an interesting set of thoughts to experience.

I am no longer delusional and I am back at work. Life is good and I hope yours is too.

Much Love

Rachel xx

8 thoughts on “sweet dreams and fever dreams

  1. Margot Kinberg

    That must have been terrible for you, to be that sick, Rachel! It reminds me of the time years ago when my husband had strep throat. His fever was so high he didn’t even recognise me or our daughter. Needless to say, we took him straight over to the hospital. He was diagnosed and given an anti-bi. In a few days he was starting to feel better, and he healed up well. Still… I’m very glad to hear you’re well again!

    1. patientandkindlove

      That really is scary. Whatever the bug is that is going round it has taken out half the staff at my school. They had to cancel parents’ evening today because barely anyone was well enough to attend!

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