This is my second post today, September 21st. We have an entire day to kill before going to the airport tonight. And we have good news to report. We are both well! I admit that in order to get rid of the sinus infection that I had for more than 2 weeks I decided to a) do research on which antibiotics work best and then b) go buy them the last day in Turkey. You see, medicine that is prescription in the U.S., is not prescription in Turkey. In fact, you can buy any medicine at the Apotek (pharmacy/drug store) as long as it is not some type of narcotic. So, I did some research on Medline, went to the National Institutes of Health, and Center for Disease Control web sites and found out that amoxicilan is the number 1 choice for eliminating sinus infections. Plus, I looked at several guides to determine that yes, I actually had a sinus infection. I went to the apotek in Turkey and for about 2 US dollars, bought some amoxicilan. Now, 3.5 days after I started taking it, my nose is clear and I no longer feel pressure in the front of my face and in my teeth. It felt strange to do that but the people in Turkey think nothing of it. When you have a problem, you just go to the pharmacy and buy the medicine you need. If you don’t know what medicine you need, you go to the doctor and they will tell you (in Turkish of course!) Anyway, Mike and I are both healthy and we’re glad since we are venturing into Africa tonight.
O.k., so back to Malta… [read on]