In November of 2021. I discovered a possible leak in the shower tray in the ensuite bathroom.That was followed by a leaking roof tile in the kitchen ........It's been leaking since the extractor fan was fitted. My kitchen walls are 16 inches thick made of brick and stone . It was wet .!!!
Fast forward afew weeks and in moved the demolition chaps under the title of builders.
Half the kitchen went into a skip along with now 2 bathroom floors etc.
There were months and months of dryers and blowers ,plaster, cement and general muck and
heeps of dust. I didn't fancy moving out ,. No , could not do that ......miles of polythene hung up
but the dust always escaped around the edges.
By the end of July all was finished ,and renewed , in came the decorators . I did have several
rooms freshened at my expense ...my jobs were in fitted but the small time delays
didn't bother me ......
Then November 2022 I asked for the lounge to be painted as an extra, and was delighted to be fitted in during a weekend ..
That was followed quickly by the carpet fitters in early December.
As they were 5 mins from leaving I tried to get into the lounge via the french door.
It was a bit awkward and I wobbled , steadying myself I leant on the closed part of this double door ,. except it wasn't closed , and down I went ......... And broke my right arm..
The service in our local hospital for this sort of thing as fantastic. I had form filling , 4 x-rays , back slab , 2 more xrays saw Dr all in 90 minutes.....setting not required.
I couldn't drive and do all the normal festive things, but had a great helper ......
Discharged the middle of Jan 2023.
At last I thought I could get back to normal.,. How wrong can one be ?????
February I had a funny chest Amoxicillin and prednisolone didn't help.
Plus being accidentally in contact with two sicky children from East London .
I ended up in A&E at a big city hospital ,. As my mum used to say ...
""We may be poor but we see life .""........oh dear it was an eye opener.
I was put through my paces with a red arm band attached, and finally allow to go home
At 1-30 am........ I declined all offers of a bed for the night .
The next day I went on the hunt for AntiBs and prednisolone tabs both for 7days.
I eventually found a supply of aAntiBs. And started the course.
4 tablets later I was struggling to walk ......I had developed. Tendonitis in the back of my legs
The literature states the Achilles tendon are affected by this medication.
I now walk like a Disney character with a tendency to wobble and fall over ........
I won't go into the saga of the receptionist relaying wrong messages to the GP .
But Oh I am in need of cheering up .
And some good luck ,. If any one has any ideas how to break this run of woe I would be most interested to hear..........
Sorry for this epic .......
Wishing you all well.
Oh dear me Jo what a lot you’ve been through but it’s so lovely to see you again. Hoping things do improve. It sounds like you’ve had Azithromycin which Pete takes with no side effects.
At the moment we’re battling covid. Pete just tested positive this evening. Will try and get antivirals tomorrow.
Take care xxxx
Hello there , nice to be back thank you .Do hope you are both getting better ...... The AntiBs I was given was .....
Levofloxacin 500mg tabs ....1 twice a day. X 7 days.
The pain in the calf is really something , but balance is awful trying to walk without increasing the pain . I tend to stop suddenly and fall over .......
Get better soon ...
Oh dear Jo, you take care.
I had same problem with levofloxin, Achilles went and 3 yes later still walk with slight lump.
Hi there ,Oh my dear ,. I thought it was just me , the GP seemed to think I was daft till
reading the drug literature, don't think he had heard of this AntiB.
It is certainly not something I would want again.
Today is a little easier ,but still a long way to go.........
Were you given any exercises or treatment ,or just left to get on with it......
Being very nosey must ask ,. Do you live in Gedney .....???.
No live in N York now.
Would that be North York or New York........UK of course.Jo☺️
Hi I started to have the same problem as you, but I already did my research. So lucky caught it before it did too much damage. These days if they prescribe something new I always do research before I take anything. Learnt the hard way
Hi there , I am usually cautious, I know most of the medicines used , the trip to the A&E
seemed to numb my senses. Although glad that a very kind friend took me there and back home at 2 am. I was feeling a touch better and of course let my guard down. ....... Am just horrified Drs are giving out such medicine without regard ...... . I had been given an extra 7days of prednisolone as well.
These two together can make problems a whole lot worse.
Just hope I caught this quick enough . Four tablets was all I took.
However after this I will be following you in the research ......if you come across
any nasties let me know........
Oh no with all the precautions you take Carole. 🙈My Respiratory team told me we can catch viruses at home no need to go out. I know your son lives with you, so could be the source.Hope Pete recovers soon xx Sheila 💕⚘
Yes our son is the source but it’s everywhere so not much can be done now. Thank you for your kind words. XxxCarole xxx. 🌼❤️
So sorry to hear that, 😢. Hope you both shake it off soon.
Thank you Chris xxxxx
Hope you get the antivirals quickly Carole and both you and Pete get better soon x
Thank you Irene. Pete should be getting a call today regarding antivirals so that’s good. We’re not too bad thank goodness. Take care xxx❤️
I am sure you must be so worried for Pete and pray this is a mild form and you both have a swift recovery x
It is a worry but praying antivirals work. Xxx
hope all is okay with you and Pete and covid. Hope he got his anti virals? Did he ring 119 for them? Take care 🤗🤗🤗
Thank you dear Anita. We’re not too bad. The NHS (pharmacist) rang Pete and antivirals are due tomorrow or Wednesday. They come from Brighton hospital apparently.
You take care too xxx😘🌸😍
Glad to hear that, Carole. Presumably then he’s getting the tablets rather than an infusion, so won’t need to go into hospital. But how are YOU feeling? X
Yes Petes getting capsules sent to him. Four to be taken twice daily for five days. He’d hate to have to go to hospital.
Thank you for asking after me. I’m feeling a bit rubbish today but I’m getting on with it. Xx
Just read about both of you. I'm so sorry you have covid and are feeling rubbish. Wishing you both a speedy recovery. Best wishes Jill xx😘
Thank you so much Jill, very kind. Xxx❤️