I'm a wreck!
My infected elbow has improved and continues to improve slowly. I'm well into my third week of antibiotics but progress is so slow I can see that I'll go into a fourth week of treatment.
But there's more!
A few days ago I sneezed - not an uncommon occurrence - but this time I pulled a muscle in my stomach or so the GP thinks. She's confident that I haven't broken a rib and certainly the pain feels muscular.
A minor niggle no more than that. How wrong I was!
Since then I've coughed and sneezed four times and each feels as though I've been hit by a sledgehammer. I'm frightened to cough properly because I know the pain that will follow. If this continues for another couple of days I think I'll be off to A&E. It's quite amusing writing about this but it's bloody murder to suffer.
I hope there isn't a third problem to come because with the direction these problems are going - right elbow to right side of stomach - the third could be in a very small, but hugely personal, area.
Please no third problem!