I'm feeling much improved after the course of antibiotics. The red patches have nearly gone and my breast is only a little tender now. My hip's a bit sore from the last injection but that's a small price to pay. I'll see my doctor tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully he'll give me a clean bill of health and I'll go on my way.
But I intend to be a lot more careful about staying hydrated from now on because it's been a very unpleasant few days.
Just to add to the pleasures of my week, I got my very first period since February last year. Why now, when I already feel lousy, I wonder. Why not next week, or next month, or some other time? Petra's still almost exclusively breast fed – I have the bags under my eyes to attest to the regularity of the feeds – so I hoped to avoid it for now. But it's back with a vengeance.
Petra's 7 1/2 months old now though, so I have had a good long break and don't really mind that it's started again.