Monday 12 January 2015

Sick day

Not how I wanted to wake up today... but some days you just can't help feeling ill. I woke up with a fever this morning, but no matter how shit I feel, I am always incredibly stubborn and go to work regardless. This morning I became a statistic. I became one of those people who faint on the London Underground. It's always so crowded on the Central Line which never helps matters. And lots of people results in sauna-like heat. I suddenly become really nauseous and then blacked out. I had no idea where I was. I got off at the next station where TfL staff kindly took me somewhere quiet to sit down with an ice cold cup of water. I couldn't face the tube again, so I went outside for air. Turns out I was at Marble Arch. I took a bus for the remainder of my journey to work. I got to work without any further problems, but still felt light-headed and couldn't focus on much. So I left at midday. Being incredibly iron deficient, I stocked up on iron tablets, a beefy lunch and plenty of spinach to take home with me.

As well my iron laden lunch, I also picked up a magazine (magazines always make me feel better!) and some bubble bath. My temperature has been all over the place today, and I find that a bath is one of the best ways of regulating your temperature. The smell of this Strawberry Sundae bath / shower creme won't be to everyone's taste, but it reminds me a lot of strawberry calpol (anyone else remember this medicine?!) which I used to have as a kid and I always weirdly liked the smell!

I ate lasagna in bed with the covers pulled high, read a few pages of the magazine, and by the time you read this, hopefully I will be fast asleep! I will wake up in a few hours time for more iron supplements, more beef, more spinach and a nice bubble filled bath which may or may not smell medicinal...


  1. Looks like the perfect sick day. One good thing about being sick is you get an excuse to just lay down and read a book or magazine all day haha! xxx

    Sinead | Dreaming Again

    1. True that! Although by day two, I got restless and was itching to get back to work haha! x

  2. Aw I hope you feel better soon! I am also low in iron so always trying to find iron in my diet - always try and eat some more red meat when I am feeling ill too! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. Thanks Jasmin :) it's also good to take a vitamin C supplement / eat vitamin C rich foods as this helps maximise the absorption of iron! x


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