Thursday, 15 November 2012
A change of scene
And so today I was efficiently discharged from hospital in Phuket and moved to the modest ‘Baan Suan Hotel’ a few hundred yards away for the second fortnight of my stay in Thailand.
|Regular readers may remember that my surgery was brought forward by 3 days, so my 10 day stay here will now be a fortnight. Just as well, perhaps, in case of complications and given that it is an 11 hour flight back to the UK on 29 November and that sitting down is still a little problematical. I feel absolutely fine standing up but finding a comfortable sitting of laying position has been difficult. The fact that the thoughtful Dr Kunaporn has provided a ‘doughnut’ cushion for me confirms what I have gleaned from others who have been along the path before. Sitting can be a bit sore for a while.
The hotel is fine, modern and fully furnished, if a bit Spartan. But then who’s complaining for £250 for a 2 week stay.The local hypermarket is a couple of hundred yards away and a wander along this afternoon funished me with Alpen for tomorrow’s breakfast, after a KFC lunch and a macaroni and vegetable snack for this evening’s meal.
Then the evening dilation (still only comfortable up to number 3) and then time to update the blog before turning in. I think I will have a further wander around tomorrow. The streets have a particularly developing world feel, with shanty cafe’s and chaotic power lines on roadside poles.
I’ll keep you posted
Robin Moira White