Claude – two lousy weeks

Two weeks ago, I mentioned bladder infection. Well, guess what! Just when I had the feeling everything was back to normal, it came back with a vengeance. I went to the doctor’s who prescribed antibiotics. Some three or four days into the antibiotics prescribed for 7 days, my right knee started to be extremely painful. I couldn’t get up after sitting for five minutes, couldn’t go up the stairs or down the stairs and generally felt miserable. Of course, serious walking was out of the question.

I tried to avoid going back to the doctor’s as long as I could, which was a mistake, since when I made an appointment, my usual doctor was on her vacation and I had to deal with someone who turned out to be quite obnoxious and not helpful at all. He prescribed medicine that I knew I didn’t tolerate well, and when I mentioned it, said that he had no other solution and basically treated me like I was some sort of hypochondriac, which after two weeks of pain and complaining I was ready to believe I was!

After a couple of days of taking the medication, my face was swollen and I felt generally unwell and stopped it. Made an appointment with another doctor (charming), who prescribed a different medication.

Meanwhile, I had to travel to Normandy to check out on a leak that had destroyed part of my bedroom there, take photos of clothes that were full of mould and get rid of them, etc.

The only nice (if windy) day while I was in Normandy

All this to tell you that I did manage some strength exercise, mainly working on reinforcing the muscles in my thighs, since those are supposed to support your knees. Also arms reinforcement, but definitely almost never reaching my 10,000 steps goal during all that period.
But hopefully, I have now the situation back to normal or almost, am leaving Thursday for a trip to Berlin with my friend Barbara who is one of the great people I met through flickr.
I doubt that I’ll be posting next week as we’ll be walking the streets of Berlin, but don’t let it hinder you from posting 😀



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3 responses to “Claude – two lousy weeks

  1. lynnbechtel

    I hope you enjoy your trip Claude. Knees can be a real nuisance, can’t they? Sounds like your problems are indeed getting better.

  2. Sara

    Groan. What a struggle you have had! I am so glad that things are finally improving. Have a fantastic time in Germany and we’ll look forward to hearing about it when you return! 🙂

  3. lilalia

    You are in such good condition, hopefully, once the bladder and knee situation improve, you will get back in form. It must be hard for you not to be out there walking. Take dear care and recover fully.

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