I did not have a good start of the new year. At first my leg started feeling better with the painkillers, the ice and the salve, but as we neared 1-1-2019 it got to be more painful and more swollen and feeling hot allover. So back to the doctor it was ! Obviously the hemorrhage was so big my body couldn't absorb it all by itself, and it had gotten infected. The doctor set me on a course of anti-biotics and stronger painkillers, more ice and rest. It is nearly a month since I almost fell into that pit, and now we're finally going the right way. The leg isn't healed yet, but we're getting there. I can walk again without pain and without wobbling around like an octogenarian who has lost her walking stick.