TW for spiders and medical junk, just in case.
I had a check-up today, and under all the pus (yuck) the infected spider bite sores are healing up nicely, so huzzah! I'll be on antibiotics and keeping my leg elevated for another week and then I should be fine again. Thanks for all the kind words in the last journal post
We didn't get to go up Table Mountain as planned, between the sores on my left leg and me stepping hard on a plug (plugs in S. Africa look like this, so OUCH
and I now have a lovely three-point bruse), be we had a nice party for Piet's birthday at home, anyways.
The only bad news is I've apparently developed an allergy to latex - the skin under the bandage wrap had gotten irritated, and some of the sores were from the initial band-aid I put on at home. That kind of sucks. I've just got cause and paper tape on there now; I'll have to be careful in future, though. Also, the load shedding is in the heavy stages again, so it's been a slog to get junk painted. I even had my dr. visit during an outage (luckily the sun was still up!). So it goes, though.