We are moving the boat to Wiltshire from London. If another lockdown occurs and we cant work, better to be somewhere nice.
The IHM is moving ahead with the wellness centre purchase. Once the boat is in the Marina, we will concentrate on getting the Eastbourne centre in good condition and operating. We will either use the boat as a clinic near Bath or put it up for sale. Lots of ifs and buts.
3 days ago, we got jammed in a lock with a tree trunk that floated in somehow. a kind local used my chainsaw and cut it ……. from 6pm till 9pm. Earlier in the day in his day job, he had put a nail through his palm and it was numb and beginning of infection.. I cleaned it for him and prescribed a remedy. He was grateful.
We also had interesting encounter on the way down with an older drunk female boater at one lock. She insisted we had stolen her lock windlass, and became violent and abusive and shutting the lock gates so we could not leave. The police were called and they sorted the matter, and surprise suprise, found her windlass on the floor where she had dropped it after falling over…… We called the police after her boyfriend came and threatened me as well……..both easy to handle but its better to let the police sort these matters. They could accuse me of all sorts.
The next day we had a lovely cruise to the final lock before getting on the Thames…… and our propulsion ceased. We had to wait till the next day for an engineer who removed a black bag full of clothing and wire from our prop shaft and then he replaced the holding nut on the accelerator cable which also contributed to the lack of power. In the event we missed the booked time for the lock to the Thames, and the next one is in a few days.
So have been working on the Japanese translation of the TPB, a couple of cases and various other business matters.
Our dog started coughing so took him to the vet where Tracheitis was diagonosed. As he was in severe pain from the infection, he had painkillers and i gave three remedies over 2 weeks……… he is now responding well and is getting better.
The dog also has joint issues on front legs with arthritis in damp weather. Symptoms would suggest Rhus tox unless ALL the modalities are taken into consideration.
To mention one only: we observe this curious action (which is found in very few other medicines, and in these never in such a great degree), viz. The severest symptoms and sufferings are excited when the body or the limb is at rest and kept as much as possible without movement. The opposite of this, namely an increase of the symptoms by the movement is much more rarely observed. The other remarkable peculiarities will be easily found in the following list of symptoms of rhus, which are truthfully recorded.
When we attentively examine the symptoms of bryonia, we shall perceive, on the one hand, a strong resemblance to those of rhus, and on the other, remarkable contrasts. How striking is the aggravation of symptoms, almost identical with those observed from rhus during movement of the body in the case of bryonia, and their amelioration by avoiding all movement exactly the opposite of what rhus does!
Too many times I have seen prescribers give Rhus Tox without the above modality, and then wonder why the prescription failed.
He responded well to BRYONIA and then it moved to BELLADONNA and now is on PULSATILLA.
Older Dog, Blind and Deaf so remedies are given cautiously with all factors considered.