Hurry up and wait

I started to feel much better from yesterday evening onwards and this morning I felt as right as rain again.

It was a long day at the clinic today, firstly they were quite busy so I got there for 10:00 but didn't get seen until 11:00.

The doctor took a look at my line and the wound site which is still red ( though not as sore as it was ) and he decided I should have some antibiotics both injected in my line and to take orally for a week. This is just a precaution in case there are bugs in it, he also asked for blood cultures to be taken to check for anything specific.

As he said sometimes people just have some irritation at the site but we'll treat it like an infection until we get results to the contrary just to be on the safe side.

This meant it was another hour wait for the pharmacy to prepare my take home meds. I took this opportunity to have lunch in the Cellar Restaurant. I left the hospital just after 13:00

I don't mind the waiting around as I always have a book and my iPod with me. At the end of the day it is a small price to pay for the care I am getting.

The name of the injection was something like tycoplan and the tablets are 500mg Flucloxacillin.

The tablets have to be taken 4 times a day one hour before food or on an empty stomach. I'm not sure I understand the concept of an empty stomach so I've opted for the hour before food route.


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