Well since I came back from my break I have been rather busy but also had a bug on and off for a few weeks. I finally found out what it was this week which was a rather nasty ear infection. So this week I have been trying to rest up and take the antibiotic’s that I have been prescribed. I am on a very high dose of Erythromycin and the side effects are awful, I have even had to reduce the dose. I took 8 tablets on Wednesday and felt ok, but on Thurs I took only 6 and I felt so sick after that. My stomach was hurting, I have been shaking, finding it hard to sleep and been pretty miserable. I went back to my doctors and saw one of the nurses and told how the problems I was having and she wasn’t much help. As I am allergic to Penicillin, this is one of my only main options. I got a call from the receptionist a bit later saying that she spoke to the doctor who said I reduce the dose if I needed to. I managed 6 tablets again yesterday but once again the sickness came on so I stopped there. I am going to do the same today, if I feel sick after my third dose then I will stop there. Mind you the only draw back is I have to finish the course which now means an extra couple of days because I’m a lightweight, lol. Anyway lets hope this solves the problem, as I really haven’t been feeling great and I want to get back to my old self.
One of my friends neighbour had been ill over the last year and I already went to visit him up the hospital once. Well the last couple of weeks his health took a turn for the worse so I wanted to go visit again. Last Saturday I tried to track down where he was and eventually I did. I spoke to the nurse around 11am and found out he was in ITU so knew it wasn’t good, I asked what time visiting was and she told me 14:30 so that was when I was going to aim to be there. I went to my friends other neighbour as he lives in an elderly block and I get on with most of them. I had a coffee and a chat with then made my way over to the hospital and had parked up outside for around 14:30. When I got to the ward, there seemed to be lots of family standing outside, I saw his brother and called him over but he had tears in his eyes……. Sadly I had missed him by 30 minutes, he had all ready slipped away I was really upset as I had brought something up to him and wanted to say what I thought would be my last goodbye. I was really annoyed with the nurse I had spoken to as she could have said just come up and she would have known there was little time left. I asked his brother to pass a message onto my friend and let me know what was going to happen. I spoke to my friend on Wednesday and he told me the funeral was the next day, I told him I was going to do my best to make it there. On Thursday I felt ok enough to go so I got myself ready and headed over to meet my friend to drive us both there. The ceremony was an Indian one so nothing I have ever been to before but I was glad I was there to say my last goodbye. He really was a nice, kind man and it was just a shame that he was taken away at only 60 years of age.
The sun is coming up nice today and I am feeling ok today so going to get out and about and enjoy the last of the hot weather. First I am going to get my hair cut nice and early this morning and hopefully have a nice weekend.