Another long spell without a post, this time I have a good excuse though.
Tuesday evening was spent in Accident and Emergency (ER for my American readers) after I hurt my tooth and my hands swelled up.
As many of you know, if someone with congenital heart disease damages their teeth to the extent that they bleed there is a chance that bacteria can get into the blood stream. This can happen to anyone but when you have scarred tissue on your heart the bacteria can collect there and there are no white blood cells that can help you out. So, damaging teeth is bad.
I don't run to A&E every time that I damage my teeth, that would be silly; however, my hands swelling up was a sign to me that maybe I should be a little worried this time. I was also sick and I felt very ill.
We went to A&E and we waited, and we waited and we waited some more. In the end it turns out that they weren't worried at all because the swollen hands and the illness was a reaction to the co-codamol that I had been taking.
All fine, until I went to the dentist yesterday morning and found that I had to have the tooth extracted. I hate dentists at the best of times, I enjoy sitting in the waiting room waiting for a check-up because I know that as I have not taken antibiotics they can't do anything to me.
But when I know that I am going to have a procedure and I have taken antibiotics an hour before I get very scared. It is almost like the waiting is prolonged by the fact that I have to take antibiotics an hour before and then wait for my fate. You have to sit there for an hour with one thing on your mind, the dentist!
If I didn't have to take antibiotics then I would wake up an hour later, I would rush around getting ready and then rush to the dentist; getting there just in time for my appointment without a thought about what is going to happen. So, spare a thought for me next thursday when I have my tooth removed.
With the illness, rushing through my last week of work and getting ready for my first week of a PhD I have had no time to leave a blog. Not that this has dented the amount of people coming to visit; mainly due to Xabi's wonder goal on Wednesday night.
Liverpool FC played Newcastle FC on Wednesday night and we thrashed them 2-0 but the second goal was the goal of the season. Xabi Alonso hit the ball from his own half into the back of the Newcastle net - 60 yards away. He did this last year and someone had a bet that he would; they made thousands out of it.
Being that this site mentions Xabi's name quite a lot and also that most of the Xabi Alonso fan sites out there link to here plus a large number of Liverpool FC fan sites, I have been getting my fair share of traffic from Google. In fact if you look at my counter below you will see that most of my visits from Googlers have been through Xabi Alonso.
A big welcome to you all and I hope you stay here and get involved with the cause.