It strikes me that for the last few editions I’ve been regaling (more like boring I suppose) you with tales of my medical woes.
For someone who, I’m pleased to say, has enjoyed good health through a forty-five year working career – two weeks off in 1971 to have a twice broken nose straightened and one day off in 1997 for twenty-four hour flu that, try as I might, I just couldn’t beat to go to work- the last few weeks have felt alien to me.
The latest malaise ‘hit’ me at the back end of last week when, and I haven’t a clue how, I managed to contract a cold. But this one was different. Way beyond that blocked up feeling. With this ‘baby’ I had pains in my middle back area, I was heavily congested and quite frankly I felt knackered.
I ‘soldiered’ through the weekend without the aid of medication but felt rough even though on Sunday I watched Arsenal trounce Aston Villa five goals to nil and then watched New England beat Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl at an extremely packed Carlo & Ernie’s Runway Bar & Grill where I ‘took’ BZ$50 off of Carlo for predicting that ‘England would be victorious.
Photo taken pre-game.
On Monday I went to Estel’s Dine By the Sea for breakfast (I felt rough but not that rough) before heading to Pelican Properties Limited/Belize Real Estate Limited for our weekly meeting. It’s a hard life helping people thinking of buying property in Belize!
I’m a great believer in “a little of what you fancy” (or a lot in my case!).
I met Matt , one of our Sales Consultants, on the way in and being the nice type he is ( he’s even nicer if you’re buying property from us) he asked me how I was. “Feeling like sh&%” I replied and then proceeded to provide him with a vivid description of my symptoms (just what he needed on a Monday morning – not). ” You need the Z Pack” he advised.
“What is it?” I asked. “Don’t know exactly” he responded, “But it’s a bit like napalm, it cleans everything out”.
So after the meaning I headed to the nearest pharmacy and got myself a Z Pack
and when home with my BZ$45 purchase (6 tablets) I took one of the pills and bingo. I could feel the effect straight away. A warning though – don’t take one on an empty stomach. They show no mercy.
It’s day three of the treatment and I feel it’s over. I’m virtually back to my normal self. Well, that’s if I can be described as normal. I’ll leave you to be the judge!
Feeling a lot perkier I decided to respond to the request that a reader of this blog made a few days ago for some follow up photos of the new paved road from my house up to the Palapa Bar turn-off. So here you are :
Looking north just after the Palapa Bar corner.
Looking south near the Palapa Bar corner.
New back road that runs past the Bamboo House. The barriers were up because the guys were still working on the road at the time.
Southern entry/exit point for the back road.
New road in use (shot taken this morning from my third floor terrace).
I’ve already mentioned that the Z Pack has already made me feel much better but if I needed a fillip I got it as I was leaving Estel’s this morning when Charles came up to me and asked me to be his guest at next Tuesday’s BBQ Cook Off fundraiser in aid of the Sunshine Scholarship Foundation.
Nice one Charles. I’ll have not long before said goodbye to Rose as she sets off for a month in the UK. And I get to go to Estel’s on a Tuesday!
The headline for today’s edition is based on the single released in 1964 by Roy Orbison which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100.