So I’ve been here like 4 days now & it’s been pretty awful.
Thanks to my super parents and @robesselens I’ve kept it together. Just.
I came in to A&E and eventually could barely breathe. I’ve had 6 panic attacks and 3 break downs and had more pain relief that you can imagine.
Today I met my surgeon. He told me that I’ve been very unwell. If I had not caught the infection I could have died. Sadly the depth of my original issue, a stone in main salivary gland, and how BIG it is means Surgery. We have to continue on this course of liquid antibiotics for 6 weeks and get me stable and then I can have the operation.
He says it’s going to invasive but they’ll finish it off by creating a fake, new duct next to the old one, in my mouth.
I am exhausted and keep falling asleep typing this. I went 3 days without food or sleep & called my loved ones at 5am yesterday essentially believing the pain level meant death. Thank GOD I was moved and have since been better monitored.
THANK YOU for all my messages. I’ve been alone in a foreign hospital and you guys have been amazing!
The most infuriating part was I put down 250 euros for my intensive level 2 dutch to begin next week and must now cancel. I love my job due to sickness. I couldn’t finish my last job due to sickness. I’ve had shingles and now this and I feel like my chronic illness is enough- I feel picked on, and mad.
Anyway, thanks for reading. I hope everyone’s out having a nice day. Be nice to one another, you never know what someone is going through.