A day on bed - Sucre
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Not much to report. I have to wear this splint type thing on my right leg to stop my knee bending â€“ getting it tomorrow.
Getting my meals in bed, but can walk around the room and bathroom as long as Iâ€™m very careful. Not painful like last night, although Iâ€™m not doing anything, but at least I can put both feet on the ground now. Spanish teacher came to my hotel 9 â€“ 12. Doctor visited twice. Staff coming in and out all day to see how I am and if I need anything. I donâ€™t need painkillers, itâ€™s all just a bit of a nuisance, but I have to heed the doctor. First â€śbreakâ€ť Iâ€™ve had in my life.
There are very few people staying at the hotel, which is probably why the staff have time to fuss over me. Apparently itâ€™s hard to get guests because the prices are so high. AUD28.80 for a queen room with bathroom, fridge, cable etc. Gives you an idea of how low the cost of living is in Bolivia.
BTW 3 x-rays were 106BOB, AUD15, Ambulance 100BOB, AUD14.40. Doctor writes scripts on piece of plain paper.
After numerous hours of fiddling, I think Iâ€™ve fixed the problem with my puter and hopefully Iâ€™ll still be able to get the wifi tomorrow. So much for the experts.
They tell me thereâ€™s going to be a big demonstration tomorrow. I would like to see it from a great distance, but may not make it out the hotelâ€™s front door. Wouldnâ€™t want to be close; the police use tear gas. Demonstration against Morales and, as I understand it, his preferential treatment of La Paz over Sucre, and his attempt to take the judicial powers from Sucre and place them in La Paz. Apparently 6 of the 9 â€śDepartmentsâ€ť (States) want to secede.
Kisses to Henry XXXX
Oh, and Shine XXXX
Oh Oscar too xxxx