The first one was from the Citizens' Advice Bureau. The lady who spoke to me seemed to think the problem with Shell wasn't as coruscated and insurmountable as I have been thinking. I still think it may turn out otherwise and I still woke up in the middle of the night fretting over it (ok, so I am a guitarist so perhaps I shouldn't use 'fretting...' oh, ok, sori about that).
The second one was from 'my' doctor, or a doctor at the local surgery. Will have to go for blood tests and a more thorough examination later on but he seemed to agree that my b/p spike may have been stress related; blood pressure has come down a lot since although it still is rather high.
It's half term week so I can go to bed late and get up late. So a couple of good days. I'm on Dreamwidth at http://flaviomatani.dreamwidth.org/ -do follow me there if you can.