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Mini update on me

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I’ve been off work for nearly three weeks now.  I’ve never slept so much in my life, sixteen hours a day brings me amazing dreams and great joy to three duvet loving Min Pins.

The tests came back negative for glandular fever and leukemia, which is a relief. The doc thinks that it’s another virus but arranged for new blood tests and x-rays which will be back next week.

Meanwhile I’m confined to the cottage and garden. Each day I feel a little stronger and have been tackling odd jobs in the garden that have been ignored for years. But most of my days are spent beneath a duvet in our vast spare room bed. This is an ancient Heals bed that has been in my family for over a hundred years. Complete with horsehair mattress and a fairy princess headboard, it is the perfect restful retreat.


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  1. Thanks God. Maybe it’s not anything serious, just your body tthat needs rest.
    I’m off work too for severe fatigue, brain and body.
    Being at home is soooo good. There’s always a good side in everything.
    I hope you get well soon.

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