All Clear & moving on

Trip Start Apr 15, 2011
Trip End Feb 04, 2012

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I've been dutifully resting all week with my foot up, doing as little as possible and only popping out briefly to take Olaf for a walk around the block or to go to the supermarket. I’ve taken the last of my penicillin yesterday.  My foot is as good as its going to get before I see the doctor again.  Back to the hospital.  Go through the usually rigmarole.  To the specialist to get our slip of paper.  Line up for our number.  Wait for our number to be called so we can then make an appointment to see the specialist we went to first.  It’s a different doctor and he speaks English. Asks what happened, takes a few mins to look at my foot and announces I’m all better, just like that.  I explain, briefly, I’m traveling at the moment, after this I won’t go back to work and be taking it easy at home, I want to go to Iguazu and after that La Paz and then Inca Trail, is that OK?  Yes that’s fine, you’re fine.  Ok but I’m also going to be taking altitude sickness prevention medication and then I might be taking anti malaria’s soon as well, is that OK?  Yes yes it’s fine, you’re fine (off you go).

So I have a clean bill of health.  My foot still looks a little odd but I’m assured with a bit more time and some moisturizer to help the skin it will finish healing.  Joy and rapture.  Now time to get on with the rest of my trip.

To celebrate Andrea and I go out for lunch at a nice veggie place in the city (yes they Do have them in Argentina) and then shoe shopping for me and ski clothing shopping for her.  My flip flops/thongs have always given me the odd blister between my toes and with this infection I want to get something that will let my feet breath but protect them a bit more.  I find a pair of Argentine made croc style shoes.  I’ve Never liked crocs but they have some advantages.  They’re comfortable, they let your feet breath, they’re easy to clean and most importantly they protect your feet a hell of a lot more than my flip flops.  And they are a Fraction of the price of 'Real’ crocs, 60 ARS instead of 180 ARS or any other of the breathable walking style shoes I’ve seen which start at 350 ARS+.  And if I really don’t like them I can ditch them at the end of my trip or if I find something better.
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Glad to see you're ok and back with some more trip posts. Was starting to worry! Now to catch up with your other new posts! :)

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