I remember it was Sunday evening and I had some scrambled egg. I had a bad headache, it was like nothing I have experienced before. Apparently I was then sick and collapsed upstairs. My aunt heard me fall and I had stopped breathing and my lips were blue. My aunt called an ambulance and I was taken to accident and emergency. Once admitted, I think that they thought I wasn't going to make it but some how I pulled through. If my aunt had not heard me fall over I wouldn't be alive today.
I ended up in intensive care for three days and was kept in for a further seven days and I had a rash on my left ankle.
I was off work for 6 weeks in total. After I had been discharged from Charing Cross Hospital I had to go and see my GP. As I work for a large organisation we have an occupational health department and they supervised my return to full time work. I was allowed back part time and was closely monitored to make sure I was okay..
I'm deeply indebted to the staff at Charing Cross Hospital who saved my life.