I Love You, No Really, I Do

nhsValentine’s Day (aka Smugged Up Day) is drawing ever closer.

Confronted by oceans of red roses, snuggly-wuggly teddy bears and soppy cards, I am sending a different sort of Valentine’s card this year.

Gone are the painfully awkward days when I had nothing – nothing – to display on my desk at school/work. The shame. Despite firing off 3 for £1 cards to all and sundry, in particular the guy who wore Grolsch bottle tops on his shoes at the height of Bros-fame (younger readers, you may have to google this).

Nope, this year, especially after today, my heart most definitely lies with the NHS. I am in love.

To cut a long love story short, I had an appointment with an endocrinologist this afternoon. I was, of course, the 1 in 3 who got thyroid problems after Alemtuzumab. To my delight, my weight dropped two stone in six weeks, nothing short of miraculous. I sent The Teenager up into the attic to ferret out boxes of clothes I had consigned to the Skinny Era. However, my ever-vigilant GP spotted the trend in my blood results and put an end to my fun.

Anyway, I had the most wonderful consultant today, and, buoyed up by his kindness, I waxed lyrical about the NHS. We’re so lucky in this country and it’s something I try not to forget. I have a great neurologist, a fab team of MS nurses and the knowledge that any problem I have will be swiftly addressed.

In short, I am counting my blessings. Despite the horror of this week, when I lost my beloved cat and companion, I know that I am in good hands.

So, this year, despite being a Sad Singleton the Wrong Right Side of Forty (with a Teenager and Compost Heap), I will be celebrating. I may even treat myself to a romantic dinner for one. But in the back of my mind, I will always remember just how fortunate I am.

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6 thoughts on “I Love You, No Really, I Do

  1. Tricia says:

    We love you. Xx

  2. Sally says:

    I used to have Grolsch bottle tops on my shoes. Had to get my big brother to buy and drink said beer so I could have the tops. He was impressed as Tennents was so much cheaper than Grolsch.

  3. Peter says:

    Congratulations on loosing the weight so quickly You most like did not need to loose weight but if it emotionally makes you feel great more power to you. Im very proud of You !!!! Im also shocked about the cause of your thyroid, we have a member in our chapter who was dealt the same card with that drug … Surround yourself with those who will lift you up above the clouds. There should be a line up of gentleman waiting to take you to dinner …. You have a huge heart !!!!

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