- I could ignore it and hope it went away on its own but that's how I ended up with pneumonia last year.
- I could request yet another course of antibiotics (I'd already had three courses last year) but I've only just got over the side effects of the last lot.
- Or I could try something completely different - herbal medicine.
On a friend's recommendation, I went to a well-established herbalist in Leicester, Hydes Herbal Clinic. Advanced warning - this is not a cheap option. I had an hour's consultation and a thorough physical examination and came away with a large bottle of tincture, two kinds of pills and a bill that reminded me how expensive all medicine would be if we didn't have the NHS.
As for the Creative Writing MA, I do seem to be rather busy right now. Best go and get on with my next assignment.