It is nearly a month since I was in hospital for surgery to remove an abscess caused by MRSA. I am glad to report that according to the nurse at my local health centre the wound has very nearly healed over.

I have been advised to use Tea Tree oil shampoo/shower gel. Whilst it doesn’t smell altogether lovely, it is at least better than having to have salt baths every day.

I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital who made my short stay so pleasant, and to all at the Grove Well Being Centre’s Treatment Room who have been dressing the wound daily ever since.