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March 26, 2013
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RxI hate taking antibiotics. Probably the last time I did was after that last freak operation – can’t really argue in that situation. So last week when I was hit with cold-flu symptoms (again!) I wasn’t concerned and only started taking Ibuprofen when a couple of days later it turned into a very painful ear thing. Which got worse, and then worse.  And then I lost my voice! This didn’t stop me from doing two tapas tours, though Peter came along to help “translate”. In retrospect, this probably wasn’t a good idea as I think this made me sicker and I spent the rest of the weekend in bed.

Then today I finally gave in. The clincher was when I woke up this morning with my right eye glued shut with oozy gack and my ears still blocked, hurting and ringing. So I called Dr Agustín and he gave me some drops for the eyes, a three-day course of antibiotics and more Ibuprofen. Which I hope works fast because I actually have TWO tapas tours tomorrow – morning and evening. Tonight Peter’s taking out a Flamenco & Tapas tour that came through an agency. I just couldn’t do it.

I can’t figure out how or why I got so sick. I’ve already had flu once this year, though this is clearly an ear/sinus infection that got carried away. It’s getting more than annoying and I can’t smell or taste anything. But mostly I just hope I’m well enough to properly do my tours tomorrw. Off to bed (again) soon…

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2013 6:58 pm

    I hope you get better soon! I always feel it is so unfair when I get sick twice in a season.


  2. March 26, 2013 7:03 pm

    Hope you are soon feeling MUCH better :)


  3. March 27, 2013 5:09 am

    You will get better immediately,. So Saith the Powers.


    • March 27, 2013 9:40 am

      Hmmm… ears still painful and ringing… can you speak to those Powers again please?


  4. Alison Young permalink
    March 27, 2013 1:27 pm

    The antibiotics should kick in very soon, hopefully in time for your tours today. In between whiles you need plenty of rest & pampering … Peter please note!!


  5. March 27, 2013 2:13 pm

    Get well! *hugs*


  6. March 27, 2013 6:59 pm

    I hope youre feeling better today – I always think we are at our most vulnerable when we are unwell, it can remind us of our fragility. I cant see that it has dented your courage and determination though. As a devoted foodie, I cant help but regret your missed tapas!

    Take care and be well very soon,


  7. March 28, 2013 10:19 am

    Do I have to come over there and slap some sense into you? There are times when you have to admit that you are not Superwoman and that by ignoring the fact that you are getting sick, you make yourself worse! Having said that, I send you a “Pat, pat, pat… Pat, pat, pat…”


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