28th July – Hello Houston we have a problem

20180728 Drying the tent in my room
Drying the tent in my room


While I was on the Hatterrall Ridge I noticed a slight pain in my right leg.  On Thursday I just took some ibuprofen and it seemed a bit better. When I woke at Kington my lower leg was very swollen. I did not really enjoy the walk to Knighton as it was painful and I was worried that it might be shin splints.

Luckily in Knighton I was able to get an appointment to see the nurse.  She looked at it and said, “I will just get the doctor to examine that.”  He diagnosed an infection in my leg and has given me antibiotics.  He advised me to take 2 days rest and keep my leg raised as much as possible.  Luckily I could extend my stay at the pub and they have changed things around so that I can stay in the room I had last night.  They have even very kindly arranged to do some laundry for me.

We will just have to see how things progress as the antibiotics kick in.

All a bit depressing, and I am pleased that my friend Karen and her Mum are coming to see me this evening.

2 thoughts on “28th July – Hello Houston we have a problem

  1. Marilyn Girouard

    Hi Neil,
    I have been reading about your trip on a regular basis….its all so interesting and the scenery has been beautiful….so sorry to hear about your leg but what a great reason to take it easy for a few days and just enjoy your surroundings.
    Take care and look forward to your next post.


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