Thank you so much for your comforting messages, and alcohol free alternatives. They are all very much appreciated.
As it is the weekend, I will try to lighten the subject by means of what I consider to be a comical story, however I do tend to have a penchant for black humour.
I was told by the oncologist just before my first treatment, to check my temperature regularly in case of infection. My advice sheet tells me to ring the hospital if it goes above 37.5c. At bedtime on the night of my first treatment, I got my brand new digital scanner thermometer out and proceeded to take my temperature. Up came the result on the screen 39.8c. Panic stations and a pathetic whisper to Mrs HTL(lost voice), you had better call the hospital asap.
“Are you feeling ok,” she asked? Absolutely fine apart from the panic, lol. “Take it again,” she said. Which I duly did. Up came 36.8c. Relief, and proves the fact that women are always right,(even when they are wrong, lol.)
Having pondered a minute trying to figure out how it got from very high to normal, it suddenly dawned on me. Beside our bed there is a bedside cabinet on either side that both contain a small strip light. When I switched the device on and pressed scan, I was pointing it directly at the switched on light, before pointing it at my forehead, which is the recommended method.
Result, I was scanning a switched on strip light, LOL.
I have always admitted to being a doughnut, but on this occasion I think I reached new heights.
All the best.