Right so. Let’s do the checklist:
Pain: subsiding (but moving upwards towards my belly button).
Scar: impressive, by my standards.
inflammation: well it’s difficult to tell. Been off work, and on the couch with a packet of chocolate digestives for nearly four weeks. I may have a secondary infection, or I may have gained a kilogram in weight!
Assessment: 2 paracetamol, 2 Ibuprofen, apply cool gel and trainers as required. Go for a walk on the cycle path. Take phone.
And an observation: when the medicine label recommends “Avoid alcohol’, it’s the same as saying “Avoid motorway”.
For example, if I tell my son, “Do not touch those chocolate biscuits”, then we have reached an understanding.
If I tell him, “Son, avoid those chocolate biscuits”, that’s pretty much an open invitation to eat every single god-damned biscuit in the packet.