When I woke at 4.00am my leg was still swollen and painful. It was obvious that I could not complete the plan for the day which was to go 20 miles to Much Wenlock. I also have to face the fact that the antibiotics and rest had not sorted things out and more treatment would be necessary.
I therefore booked a train to get back to Didcot and then used my bus pass to return to Wantage. I got home at lunchtime and managed to arrange to get a call from one of the doctors. After a quick conversation he wanted to see me so that he could rule out a thrombosis in the leg. Luckily he was happy that it is an infection and has given me some different antibiotics which cover a wider range of bugs. He also emphasised the importance of keeping the leg raised above the level of my heart. After the previous 3 days of lying in bed I can now look forward to another 7 days as his advice was not to walk again until I have finished the course.
This is all rather depressing and frustrating but there is not a lot that I can do about it. Once my leg improves I will need to plan what happens next.