A swell old time

In December last year I was unfortunate enough to be struck down with Cellulitus and Sepsis – nice combo.  My infection lasted for the majority of the month and saw me stay in hospital for just short of two weeks.  Since then I’ve had some lovely ‘port wine’ markings on my leg and it has remained significantly wider than it’s opposite number.

This weekend it was a lovely sunny day on Saturday and I took full advantage of this, wearing my favourite Endura 3/4 length biking shorts.  They cover most of the leg, but leave a very satisfying breeze around the lower shins and ankles. We all went for a walk down by the sea at Troon and I think the midgies had their fair share of it.

I woke on Sunday with a tingling and some light blotches – this was just the beginning.  Whilst visiting family, my father-in-law commented that it looked ‘really swollen’, I wasn’t overly concerned to be honest. But on return to Stewarton I decided to make a call to NHS24.  A few calls later and a wee chat with a specialist nurse, I ended up getting some nice anti-biotics from the ‘out-of-hours’ docs.

Will be glad when this is all over.