Got Mum booked in for respite for the first time today - comes home Tuesday week. She doesn't want to go so I tell her she's going for an assessment for the day. She needed transport to pick her up cause she can't climb down the 26 stairs. On Friday I start feeling unwell so to cut a long story short rang surgery to speak to duty doctor this morning and told to go round straightaway. I have throat and chest infection, my throat is hell - so painful! Followed the transport in my car because I've got Mum's case that needed hiding from her and as soon as she got there she sad she felt ill and she's dying! She'd be kicking off all morning when I told her she's got to go just for the day (I'm such a liar). Anyhow just rung the home she's as miserable as sin after being shown her room but that's no surprise to me! It's my birthday tomorrow and am going out for a meal with my chap even though at the moment all I feel like doing is going to bed to be honest (sorry that sounds a bit naughty, I mean cause I feel ill). I'm glad she's gone to the CH because I feel so bl***dy awful at the moment I wouldn't have been a struggle to care for her anyway. Last time I had just 3 days off with extra carers coming in I got food poisoning the first day of my break. Someone up there must hate me!