great to hear that Britain is at last experiencing some decent
weather before the Summer ends!
the weather is still a bit on the warm side here we went swimming
yesterday at a four-star hotel near the airport. The swimming
and a meal costs us about 15 pounds sterling for the day (for
all of us) - a little bit pricey but worth it since we make it
a day out. Shortly after I entered the water I used my feet to
pushed myself off the side of the pool. Unfortunately some of
the skin at the bottom of my foot got caught in a water filter
and there it stayed while the rest of me swam away. I felt a little
bit of pain as I swam away and I wondered why it didn't go away.
I looked at my foot and it didn't look so bad because the water
was taking the blood away but I could see that something wasn't
quite right. When I went out of the pool the blood started to
flow so I went to the attendant who took me to the showers to
clean off the blood and put on a bandage.
told me that the hotel doctor would be present in one and a half
hours and she would say if it needed any further treatment. The
injury wasn't bad, I lost some of the top layer of skin less that
a penny piece in size, along with a small tear. This wouldn't
be a problem anywhere else, but on the bottom of the foot makes
it really awkward to walk and the really sad bit is that I couldn't
go back into the water!
blood came through the bandage quite quickly and the hotel doctor
said that it needed no further treatment except to regularly change
the bandage because it would continue to bleed for a while. She
was right, even 24 hours later it was still bleeding, made worse
whenever I got to my feet. So it looks like I'll be hobbling for
at least the next week or so and Alison is going to play nurse.
surprising thing about it is that there's hardly been any pain.
The only time it gets uncomfortable is when the old bandages are
taken off and the dried blood makes the bandage stick to the wound-
ouch! And afterwards iodine is applied to sterilise it- double
rest of the week was fairly uneventful- for the next few weeks
I'm concentrating on work for the software company in London.
I have to try to program with one foot raised in the air!
weather has cooled over the last week. Now it is 11:30pm and the
temperature has dropped to 28 degrees, I think today it didn't
get over 35 degrees.
your Summer while it lasts,
from all of us,
Alison, Hannah and Esther,
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