I need to thank the people who have taken care of me during this bizarre time. The conflict my family is embroiled in is a big one, and the other side doesn’t seem to have very many scruples (and as soon as I’m well enough, I’m going to the police station and giving a statement on the matter), but I’m trying to do everything in my power to make sure that this doesn’t harm my health or the health of my baby. I have needed a whole lot of help though, and I am glad that there are people, friends, neighbours, and colleagues, who are willing to give that help – from holding my hand in the ambulance to letting me stay the night to putting money on my phone when I’m not well enough to do it myself. Thank you so much. I’m also grateful for the actions of the police that night, because they saw the situation exactly for what it was. With both my mother and fiance having been out of the country, I was home alone and vulnerable as hell (and it needs to be said, pregnancy can make you vulnerable – before you know it, your blood pressure has shot up and you can’t move. Never had that happen before! And what do you know – it’s exactly as unpleasant as it sounds!). I’ve been in scary situations before, but it becomes way scarier when it’s you and your baby, and you suddenly have no idea if either one of you is going to be OK. So yeah. Strange days and all that.