Trip Start Apr 15, 2011
94Trip End Feb 04, 2012
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Once we had my appointment I was seen by a doctor relatively quickly, who saw me for all of 5 mins and referred me to the specialist dermatologist
So eventually we see the dermatologist, who makes a more accurate diagnosis. She said I have a bacterial infection on the surface of my skin that got into my system through an area of broken skin on my foot. It might have been one of the blisters from my flip flops but could have been a scratch or small spike I didn’t even notice. The bacteria got into my lymph system which is why my foot puffed up like a fire engine red pumpkin.
Anyway she said the ER had prescribed the right antibiotics but because the infection is still not going as quickly as she would like she wanted to give me a strong dose of penicillin. I'm given a patch test which I have to say hurt like Hell and I was so shaken up the doctor decided to give me oral tablets instead of great big painful needle, thank-god. Everyone was very nice but I don’t like hospitals at the best to times, let alone when I’m a long way from home and well meaning medical people are jabbing me with painful needles
So I have a high dose of penicillin I have to take every 8 hours for 6 days then go back to the dermatologist on Mon or Tue. Since seeing the dermatolgist I have been at Juli’s place resting with my foot propped up at much as possible and not walking or doing much other than sitting on the couch.
Now I have to start to think about what I am going to do next with my trip. I have to be in Cuzco for my Inca Trail at the beginning of July (which the dermatologist seams to think I should be fine for, provided I rest now *touch wood*). I have about a months worth of things I wanted to do between mid June and my Inca Trail and about half the time to do them in.
I have to decide if I am going to do less and skip some things, if I am going to double back on myself after my Inca Trail when I have some spare time or if I am going to try to re-arrange my flights and spend less time in the USA and more time in South America so I don’t have to rush now. And in the mean time feed my addition for Argentine food. I have discovered Pistachio ice-cream from the Helados down the road and it is soooo good :)