To let you in on the bigger picture, Cupcake Carol has the immune system of a day old puppy.
Short of hand feeding her and wrapping her up in a blanket 24/7, she spends a lot of time with medical professionals. New infections and diseases always seem to be creeping up on our poorly Cupcake, and these have all been dubbed with the same nickname of 'Carolitis'! She has her own ward in Wishaw General and a season ticket for her GP. Her local pharmacy greet her with a high five and twinkle in their eye for their number 1 customer.
The first casualty was Carol's tooth.
It started as simple toothache but with all things Carol, it was not so simple.
Oh this tooth, wasn't an ordinary tooth, but a wisdom tooth.
And this wisdom tooth didn't have a little cavity, but a fully fledged abscess.
Alas, this wasn't your run of the mill abscess, but one growing into the jaw bone.
Of course not just anywhere on the jaw bone but directly on to a facial nerve.
And obviously she didn't need just a dentist, a dental nurse and a hygienist... she needed a bone surgeon too!
Casualty No. 2 - Carol got a stye in her eye.
Not just any stye, it was leaking and everything!?
She went to her GP, 3 pharmacists and phoned NHS 24 (obviously on her personal hotline!).
This stye required a trip to A&E and a course of antibiotics because as with all things 'Calamity Carol', it wasn't just a wee stye that could be treated with the help of a gold ring and a cooling tea bag...
It was an eye infection that restricted the wearing of contact lenses, make up and no consuming of alcohol when on the antibiotics.
So if you see a miserable Cupcake on a night out, bumping into things, with make up only on one eye, she belongs to us!
And we really have no idea why Carol has a weak immune system...
Now we know the reason for the song "Oh Carol"!