Hi Its been a while, I know.
Arriving in Portella I decided to have a week off/ holiday. Sadly during this time an ear infection resolved itself. I had a cold & runny nose for two weeks before and just ignored it, but one morning the bright yellow highlighter pen coloured fluid flowing out of my ear confirmed I had an ear infection.
Luckily Im in Portella and Anna & Pepino took me to the Dr. who prescribed Antibiotics but nothing for the pain which was dehumanising. With Catriona`s help I maxed out on Paracetamol & Ibuprofen for a few days which took the edge off.
The pain was staggering and after three days of no sleep and hitting my head off the wall, the pain finally receded a little, but each time I took the antibiotics the pain would intensify. After a week of this things were getting better and I finished the Antibiotics and was feeling better if not well.
Unfortunately, three or four days after the Antibiotics were finished the pain returned and I could not decide whether to return to the Dr or not. With Rossana`s help I visited the Hospital yesterday who charged me 25e as it wasn’t an emergency – I didn’t mind at all as they prescribed more Antibiotics and some other drugs. After sleeping yesterday through, my head feels clearer than it has for two weeks or more.
My only concern now is that I don’t know the reason or source of the infection and suspect that I will have to get my teeth checked, given recent history I’m not exactly eager and would have rather been in France to get this done.