It is now over 2 weeks since I felt the tingling and woke up the next day with the huge swollen cold sore blistered lip.
My lip has almost recovered. It doesn't look bad anymore, just very dry & scaly and looks like my lip is peeling. I am feeling so much better - although I still have a tight feeling in my chest when I breath.
The children are still all on school holidays here in Australia. It is nice to be able to sleep in and have lazy mornings, although during the day when they are 'at' me and fighting I wish there were at school.
Thanks to all of you who have sent comments who have experienced the same or similar.