ONCE YOU ARE IN THE UN-WELLNESS SYSTEM THAT SYSTEM HAS GOT YOU!
Recently I was walking barefoot in the Brunswick river and I lost footing and cut my ankle on something but because of my aching ankle I had to cancel my Abraham cruise that I was so looking forward to.
My travel insurers tell me I must get a doctors certificate to state that I was unfit to travel in order to recover my expensive cancellation costs.
But what to do?!
I don't have a doctor and haven't had one in my 69 years
(You see I self-medicate with herbs eg GOTU KOLA for my knees - PROPOLIS to prevent a flu or cold coming on - SAW PALMETTO for my prostate - DAMIANA for my kidneys - GINKGO BILOBA for my brain and so on)
Today was a revelation for all the doctors within a 30 Km radius were booked out for weeks ahead (obviously most people are not like me and trust in the herbs that nature provides us!)
Anyway I did find one doctor who had a cancellation. The doctor took one look at my leg and said "My goodness you should be rushed off to hospital" because he could see it was infected-cellulitis!
After the x-ray I learned that my ankle was not sprained after all - there was a little bit of coral stuck inside my wound and had become infected!
The nurses and my female doctor were very nice but she was talking me into a tetanus injection and other shots! Of course I refused them and then the next minute they say I must have an urgent intravenous antibiotic! Now to my horror, I'm on the strongest antibiotic, which is all well and good but now I have to restore my gut balance.
If I had known that it was just an infection I would've preferred to use any of the natural antibiotics that I know and trust:
PROPOLIS - LIQUID BANDAGE (CROTON) - GARLIC - GOLDENSEAL - EUCALYPTUS OIL ETC
Anyway pharmaceutical antibiotics can sometimes cause the gut (intestine) lining to become inflamed, and may disturb the balance of ‘good’ (harmless) and ‘bad’ (potentially disease-causing) bacteria in the gut. These effects may result in your intestines being less able to absorb water and nutrients from food, resulting in diarrhoea.
Oh well this is the price you pay for entering the un-wellness system!
GO THE HERBS I ALWAYS RECKON!
Post script : as it turned out their antibiotic didn't work anyway! They offered to put me on another different type of antibiotic and I didn't go back to hospital and applied liquid bandage a.k.a. dragons blood and healed myself!