Monday, 11 May 2015

Cellulitis - and a spider in the bed


Full service on the blog won't be around for a couple of days as I spent most of the last two days in hospital with cellulitis*. Never had it before, and I'm not in a rush to experience it again thank you.

I was rushed in because the symptoms are the same as deep vein thrombosis. Redness, swelling, burning to the touch etc - so with two 11-hour flights coming up before the end of the month at least it's not that

We had no idea where it could have come from - I had only been working, hadn't been in any parks, hadn't been bitten to my knowledge - until Mr Hirons headed home from A&E at 5am on Sunday morning to find a black spider waiting for him on my side of the bed. It crawled over to say 'Hello' to him too.
So that's nice. *tries not to irrationally burn the bed and put it on stilts*

So if you'll bear with me, I am still publishing another hint about the Cult Beauty Box tomorrow before the big reveal, but it means I have had to postpone filming my Q&A and a planned chat with Dr Sam. GAH. I'll be back in a jif. It'll be like you never got rid of me. :)

Me on bedrest = caged animal. I'm around. Just can't type a lot! 





*I caught it very early. It looks nothing like the images on Google. Don't do it to yourselves. *bleaches eyes*


38 comments:

  1. Caroline, just take care of yourself.... Get well, please.. First you, then the rest. We will be here, waiting for you.... And say hello to your spider...

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  2. cellulitis can start from the tiniest scratch! My friend got it from scratching his head and taking the top off a tiny little spot!

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  3. Ooh, nasty -- glad you caught it early though. Naughty spider.

    Many get well wishes, and questions whether any junior Hirons has yet been instructed in the art of facial massage?! If not, now seems a good time....Mo xx

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  4. Oh my, that sounds terrifying. Hope you get better soon!!! Lots of love your way

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  5. Don't worry about anything but getting better xx

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  6. Get well soon Caroline. I'd love to see a YT of you on bed rest. Would be very funny. Take care xx

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  7. Omg it reminds me of what happened to me in Paris. I had been bitten by a spider or something nasty in the underground! Hope you will be fine soon, Caroline, and that antibiotics will not mess up with you too :)

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  8. *resists googling cellulitis*

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  9. take care and get better soon.

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  10. Oh dear. Hope Mr Hirons killed the spider/ changed the sheets/ fumigated the hell out of the bed! Get well soon. And in the mean time, get chocolate ;)

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  11. OMG Caroline, that sounds horrible, hope you recover speedily!
    We of course miss you, but we want you back in full force, so make sure you rest yourself! All the best. WE LOVE YOU!

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  12. OMG Caroline, that sounds horrible, hope you recover speedily!
    We of course miss you, but we want you back in full force, so make sure you rest yourself! All the best. WE LOVE YOU!

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  13. Glad you caught it early, it can be pretty nasty. Yet another reason to hate spiders!
    I've been in plaster for the last five weeks with a broken wrist so can sympathise with the typing difficulties and the frustration that goes hand in hand! Look after yourself, we'll be waiting patiently until you are fit enough to blog properly again! :-)

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  14. Get well soon! I'm glad you went to hospital quickly. It sounds painful!

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  15. ***shudder**** The amount of NOPE in this post is immense. Spiders, spiders in bed, bitey spiders in bed? Just nope, Nope, NOPE - Get well soon x

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  16. I'm sorry! Get well soon!!!
    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  17. Get well soon Caroline!! And you are right - don't Google it :O
    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  18. Oh no... Hope you get well soon!

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  19. Get well soon Caroline, big hugs <3 x x x

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  20. Look after yourself. Please.
    Blog can wait. YouTube can wait. We can wait.
    Keep an eye on it and if anything is open/weepy, get honey bandages onto it. Pronto.

    Get well soon xx

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  21. Kudos to catching it early! Some patients wait much too long before they come in. Did they mark the the area of the cellulitis to track its receding or spread? If not get a pen or a marker and do so. Very important to gauge how the anti-biotics are doing. Cellulitis can creep in whenever the acid mantle is compromised (which I know you know :) ). Glad it isn't DVT as it could become a Pulmonary Embolus. Do you wear compression stockings when you fly? I recommend it to all adults and elderly for any flights over a few hours long and anyone who has a risk of developing DVTs.

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  22. Hi Caroline, so sorry you're not well. I got Cellulitus on my gap year a couple of years ago- I had a cut on my foot that I ignored for two months and it just got more an more infected.
    Good you caught it early! Get well soon, if it helps- the meds I took worked very quickly, they did make me feel a little bit rough, but all was fine.
    I hope you feel better and rest as much as you can!
    XXXX

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  23. Please take care of yourself Caroline. There's no rush to get back to the blog. We all want you to recover fully.
    Hugs!

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  24. Please take care of yourself Caroline. There's no rush to get back to the blog. We all want you to recover fully.
    Hugs!

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  25. WORST. POSSIBLE. NIGHTMARE. #aracnophobic

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  26. Cellulitis is nasty! The Mr had it a few years ago (probably from an invisible bite too) and went from mild flu-like symptoms to full-on shaking and teeth chattering in a matter of hours with the cellulitis marching up his leg at an alarming speed! And of course it was the beginning of a bank holiday weekend so a night in A&E beckoned. Happy days! Get well soon.

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  27. I think my fear of spiders is totally rational!! Feel better Caroline!

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  28. Please do get better Caroline! glad you're alright! Big hug =)

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  29. Ohh god I feel your pain I was bitten by something on the ankle and had this. So bloody painful!

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  30. All good wishes for a v speedy recovery xxx

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  31. Totally googled it *my eyes!!!* Get well soon and Rentokil on speed dial ;)

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  32. No... just no........spiders are my worst fear. So glad you caught it so early though, that is one nasty infection to have. Get well soon!! Have everyone wait on you, after all you are Lady Hirons right?!!
    *Goes to order more anti-spider spray*

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  33. Wow I have never met someone who also got cellulitis! I got it 12 years ago behind my ear and to this day I have still no idea why/how it happened.
    Get well soon! x

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