The Good and the Bad!

It’s been a busy week, with more Medical appointments along the way.

On a bright note, my knee is now pain free, which is great, on a more worrying note, the pain in my hip, following the rough treatment by the knee Doc, continues, it certainly isn’t as bad as before the surgery, but the hip was pain free, prior to the knee nerve block, now I would score it as a permanent 3/10, I can live with it if I have to, but I rather not.

I had my pelvis X-rays yesterday, ready for my next hip revision in August (hopefully), it looks as if the metal pin in my hip has shifted, but it could just be the angle of the x-ray, I won’t worry about it until the Experts have evaluated it. Yes… You are given all your test results to lug around between Doctors, because their computer systems don’t speak to each other!

I have been trying to get an appointment to see my ‘family’ Doctor, in January 2021, I went to see him because I was suffering with vertigo, but at the same time consulted him regarding a seering pain I had between my shoulder blades, this came on after I tried to move my nearly built Bunkbeds on my own, we both came to the conclusion it was probably muscular and would resolve itself, which it seemed to do, with the odd flare up.

However, recently the pain between the shoulder blades has been excruciating, like a knife being thrust into my back, and then the last couple of days, I have been having minor episodes of vertigo again, you can’t help wondering if there is a connection, But every time Marcela phones, they say, no appointments available, I think that, because I pay extra for a rapid service, a complaint will be on the cards shortly.

On a brighter note, I have finished the installation of the balcony decking, I say installation, because I still have to clean it all off and varnish it, that again will take time, I am just contemplating whether to go ahead with that now, or wait until Jaime has taken out the window, and installed the door, in case damage is caused, and it could be, however carefully I cover it all up with sheets of MDF, and dust covers, at least then I could sand it down, and re-burn it… Yes, I think, I have just answered my own question, thanks for your help ha! ha!

Anyway, here are a series of photos of the installation:

I am pleased with how it’s turned out, although I say it myself, I was able to pull the warped boards straight with trailer straps, the biggest cost was in drill and screwdriver bits, attaching the deck to the metal frame, 50 boards, 8 screws per board, 400 screws, but it was worth it, although I’m not sure my knees would agree.

Today, I’m changing the bathroom door handles, the Carpenter who fitted them, used privacy lock handles with push button locks, which because the bath/shower rooms are only small, keep hitting on the wall, and self locking, so you are desparate for the loo, and can’t get in! yesterday I bought twist button locks, I looked this morning and the existing holes in the door need a very minor alteration, and the new ones will fit, but I’ll wait until Marcela has woken up before getting the drill out!

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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