Friday, May 11, 2007

May 11th

As any Aberdeen fan knows, May 11th is a magical day, it's a double fantastic day for me though, because it is also Nikki's birthday. We're back in Singapore, I've booked us for dinner at Equinox, on the 70th floor of the Swissotel, Nikki loved the necklace I gave her this morning. Everything's shaping up for a great day, except, well, here are some of the google searches I've run since I came to this computer:

swollen nose
swollen forehead nose
sinus infection swelling
tropical disease "swollen nose"
swelling forehead nose tropics
swelling forehead spread nose

Yeah, something is weird. Nikki had this small swelling in her forehead yesterday and a bit of a cold. No pain, no fever, we joked that it looked like she'd had botox, by last night it had shrunk a bit, this morning, maybe a bit more. We had a lazy morning. I went out for chocolate croissants, we watched one of the pirated DVD's we bought in Bangkok and then Nikki realised her glasses were a bit tight...the swelling has spread down her nose and she looks...well, she looks normal, except for her nose, which looks like the nose of a boxer who's gone 10 rounds a few times too many, it's very weird. Still no pain or fever. The internet is no help as ever. She's trying a hot bath at the moment. That usually solves everything, if not we may have to resort to drastic measures and try a hot cup of tea. Failing that we'll just get so hammered tonight that we don't care that everyone's staring at her nose and assuming I'm an abusive husband. Bizarrely, this won't be the first time I've experienced that. When she had her wisdom teeth taken out last year she ended up with huge bruises on each side of her face that lingered for weeks and migrated around her face. That was fantastic. This should be an interesting evening. Oh and you're definitely not getting pictures of this. Not unless I can take a picture of her nose without her noticing and post it here without her ever finding out.


Alex& said...

Happy Birthday Nikki!
Since we had no idea where you'd be today no card has had the opportunity to get lost in the post on it's way to you yet. And since we now know we won't be getting a postcard...can e call it quits? Hope your schnazze gets better before your meal, and if not that it doesn't get in the way of the food and more importantly alchohol consumption. Lots of love Alex &

Jen said...

Oh man, Nikki. Sorry about the swelling moving across/down your face. I wonder if it was some sort of allergic reaction to something? That's a bummer, especially on your birthday!

Which, by the way. . . .

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Nikki-eeeeeeee
Happy birthday to you!

. . . and many more!

Jen said...

P.S. No pictures necessary of swollen schnazzes.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Nikki,no card from us either I'm afraid,sorry to hear about your troubles I do hope you get better soon
Have a safe trip back home
talk to you soon
Lots of love
Mam & Angela

Ian said...

Thank you all on her behalf, we're off in a few minutes. Swelling has moved a bit, but she kind of, if you squint, still, sort of, resembles her passport photo, so we should get back home okay.