They're back. Bugger.
To insects I have the tastiest skin on earth. They especially like the bits of my legs just above the top of the sock line.
Five years ago I got well and truly bitten by horse flies. And before I knew it, they'd turned into leg ulcers. I went through I don't know how many hospital (dis)appointments before they gave up and I was referred back to my local GP practice nurses (where I clearly should have stayed all along).
And then I had to have triple layer bandaging, which seems to take up half your life. Half hour appointments, twice a week. To be honest, it was quite a good chat time. My main nurse I'd known for years via school, so we just had a good natter. But it does take up quite a lot of your life.
And the big problem with triple layer bandaging is that the only shoes that fitted were my black Crocs which are a bit on the big side - and NOT AT ALL SUITABLE UNLESS THE WEATHER IS DRY.
So far I have been wearing the compression stockings I still had from last time, but tomorrow I may get told that's not enough. Fingers crossed, eh?
Oh, and I have antibiotics against a possible infection I have. To be taken on an empty stomach, or at least two hours since last food. And no food for another hour after.
So you have to take these meds at a predetermined point within a 3-hour slot. I'm writing timings down, but it's doing my head in. At least I seem to be eating about a third of my usual amount because I'm never quite sure where I am within this timescale. Add that to the fact that the antibiotics might make you a bit "squitty" - and well you're not going to eat when you'll be in a situation where you can't rush off to the loo ...