I’ve literally been flat on my back for the last seven days! Not sure what I did to set it all off, but what began as a stiff neck ended up with my whole spine seizing up.
I was actually at my Mum’s in Waltham Abbey when it got progressively worse. She very kindly took me to her surgery where I infuriated the receiptionist as she kept calling my name and it took me forever to turn my head and acknowledge I’d heard her! I was driven back home, got into bed and stayed there… for days.
It’s a funny thing when you have time away from your usual routine, you always think of all the things you should be doing. Like cleaning under the beds, defrosting the freezer or getting rid of the cobwebs you only ever see when you’re flat on your back!
However cleaning my teeth was about the most strenuous activity I got up to, and that wasn’t easy. Luckily, thanks to some wonderful medication and excellent advice from various GPs, I’m up and on my way into QVC Towers to have the joy of a makeover from Mally beauty – I tell you, she’s going to have her work cut out for her!
On a serious note though, I know from all the lovely letters you write to me that for some of you, my last week in bed is how you spend a great deal of your time, and to be able to get up and do the most mundane of chores would be a Godsend to you. Watching my son Sam spend month after month unable to move after his motorbike accident last year was wretched, but he’s now coping very well, and will hopefully improve even further with more surgery next year.
So having had a week to watch QVC from the other side of the camera and order loads of Christmas presents just by pressing a few buttons, I hope you too will be finding the time and energy to head on towards the big day itself.
Oh, and any ideas for a truculent 15-year-old teenage boy who just wants money for Christmas would be a help!
Love Ali xx