hi there i am recovering from it to xx although i was quite luck in terms of care at whipps cross hospital they ave me an eye mask to help as the blinds was nt the best i was in a week although i think they let me out to early i was thankfull for nice bed and quiet, they did have a sign outside my room so everyone came in with masks etc make me feel like an alien ! there was one awful awful nurse who ignored me "forgot"to turn the machine on for my iv drip so i was 2 hours late getting that dose and she would refuse me painkillers and if i said i was in pain she would say just go to sleep .... so i dreaded her coming in .but there was lots of lovely nurses .. so i was lucky and upon being in hospital an hour i had , had chest x ray ct scan and lumbar puncture , then swabs did they take swabs from your mouth nose and groin ? i have to go back 1st may for tests as they found my white cell count extremley low and something about liver function but they didnt explain ... can i ask how long did it take you to recover ? my head and spine is just so painful i need to recover xx the dizzyness is awful ... moody is not the word !! .. feel so alone , bit like a wimp as feel i should get out there and get on with it but it hurts so much, i have not much support from family they are to busy with their own lives i suppose .