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If you have just tuned in you may not know that I have had an abscess on my neck (though I have made enough fuss about it I find it difficult to imagine why it hasn’t been on the 6 o’clock news). Anyway, I have taken a few days off college to try to kick it into touch. Good news = it isn’t so angry looking and sore; bad news = the doctor game me another load of antibiotics and I had a terrible reaction to them (palpitations, ringing in my head, heart racing, bad tummy) so I had to stop taking them. He also thinks it may take a long time for the swelling to go down so I am stuck with a lump the size of a medium potato (the sort of potato that would make a good jacket supper – but not a greedy one).

Anyway, I have come back to college because I have an essay to hand in (I bravely wrote it whilst on my sick bed!). Also, we are playing a game in pastoral group (a group of 12 students meet once a week with a couple of tutors to talk about stuff, have fun and do some spiritual things). The game started 2 weeks ago and today it should end. I want to be there for the end.

Today is our wedding anniversary – 9 years of wedded bliss (don’t laugh – most of it has been blissful). So, tonight we are hoping to go out for a meal. When I was young and felt a bit under the weather so wanted to take the day off school my Mum used to say to me that if I wanted to go out in the evening (to Brownies or the like) I would have to go to school in the day. There must be some echo of this maternal law still in operation because this morning I was thinking perhaps I’ll take another day to rest my lump, but then thought – no, if I want to go out for dinner with Mark I will have to go to college first! Oh, how these life patterns are laid out for us at an early age. Let that be a lesson to us all.


Written by ellenloudon

October 17, 2007 at 8:48 am

Posted in family, trinity college

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  1. Poor you. Is the abcess a result of a vampire attack? It’s really a bit pants when the cure makes you just as sick as the illness. Hope things resolve soon, and glad to hear you haven’t lost your sense of humour over it…

    Tracey Wheeler

    October 19, 2007 at 2:36 pm

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