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Our Andalusian Adventure

Our Andalusian Adventure is me trying to let you into our journey from the UK to a small village in the mountains, myself Danni, Paul, our two daughters Olivia and Chloe and our pets Ted the staffie and Duke and Duchess our cats.

A bump in the road
22 November 2018 @ 12:25

After a few days to ourselves, Chloe (our youngest) went on her first school trip to Velez Malaga to watch a musical -The Little Prince which she said was boring... even though it was in English and Spanish. frown Later on in the week our friends from the UK came to pay us a visit for the day as they were staying in Marbella. Having holidayed their many times they would now like to explore the area more so hired a car and in the pouring rain they made their way up. They somehow managed to find themselves slap bang in the middle of the Saturday market laugh not the best place to be as trying to turn the car around in the village is nigh on impossible. After many stares from the locals they arrived. We had a fantastic afternoon catching up, eating far too much at Meson El Ciervo and once the sun came out in the afternoon we were all sweltering once more.

The next day my sister Simone and her two girls Isabelle (15) and Sophie (12) arrived at my mum's as it was half term back in the UK we met up at Torre Del Mar for a day at the beach, it was soo good to see them, we had all missed them lots. We had so much fun on the beach and found the best paella since being in Spain (we'll definitely be returning).

There was a triathalon going on along the promenade and every so often we would cheer the poor souls on.  I think my sister approved of the move and enjoyed her stay. She especially liked Nerja and will be returning regularly to see us, in fact she has already booked her next flight a month later. She got a great deal for her and her husband Jon, flight, speedy boarding, car hire and car parking at the airport for under 100 euro yes 

Shortly after the guests left Paul woke up in agony and couldn't turn his head! Not sure what to do we decided to try the local physio who had been highly recommended. After carefully putting him in the car and slowly driving down the mountain to the next village we made it. It was a nightmare getting him in and out the car and into the centre. Poor Amanda - the physio had no idea we were going to burst into her centre and hope she could fix the problem. Luckily she did agree to see him quickly between appointments, sadly as soon as she tried to move his neck he passed out. She therefore had no choice but to send us to the doctors asap worried that she may do more bad than good. She was so helpful and wrote down in Spanish what the problem was for me to give to the doctor. It was a absolute nightmare we hadn't even been to the doctor's surgery before and had no idea where to find it!! crying  Paul had never had a problem like this before and to see him like this was scary.  We shuffled him back into the car and to another town to the surgery. The doctor's were friendly and helpful and concluded that he had Torticollis which is a where the muscle's in the neck contract. After passing out again in the doctors and me catching him! they laid him down and gave him strong pain killers injected straight into his backside. I then had to leave him there while I collected the girls from school, so i raced up the mountain grabbed the girls, fed the dog and raced back to Paul not sure what i would find.  He did actually look a little better, we went home and were told to come back if not better. Two days later it was no better so we did return and they sent us down to the Hospital for a scan. Not ideal as it was a Saturday and the girls are not allowed into the waiting room of the Hospital so we had to call my mum and ask her to collect the girls so i could sit with Paul. My mum was on a long walk to Rincon so by the time she collected the girls she was only home an hour before we left the hospital! The doctors were convinced it was Torticollis so a scan was not necessary and sent us away with another prescription hoping this time the drugs would help.

All of this was not good timing as it was Paul had his birthday coming up on the Monday! We did manage to get out for a meal but in hindsight we probably should have waited as Paul was still in pain. The food at Tanit Beach bar was great though and lived up to its reputation.

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Dave11 said:
24 November 2018 @ 07:15

I hope your husband is OK now!

anthomo16 said:
24 November 2018 @ 10:01

oou sounds very painful hope he is feeling better now

nancybenn said:
24 November 2018 @ 12:38

I hope Paul is feeling much better now & able to move his head without pain!

Nanaj said:
26 November 2018 @ 00:00

Poor Paul. Best way of describing Torticollis : it’s like pushing a 10lb baby out of the side of your neck. Excruciating is an understatement! I’ve had it twice and on both occasions went to bed fine & woke up in agony. Even blinking brought on a spasm. Cocktail of drugs was the only answer so I’ve so much sympathy. Treat him gently.

DANNI1 said:
26 November 2018 @ 15:35

Thank you all for your well wishes x

toolman2 said:
27 January 2019 @ 13:08

I woke up with a very stiff neck some years back. I didn't know it had a name all to itself, (Torticollis) But I walked to a friend's house, a Greek Cypriot family. I must have seemed strange walking along the street constantly looking over my left shoulder. When I arrived my friend said she had the cure for that, sivanier, (not sure of the spelling) which is distilled wine, a Cypriot hooch. I rubbed some into the muscles around my neck which gave a little instant relief, a few hours later I suddenly realised the pain had completely gone. Sivanier is difficult to get hold of but rubbing alcohol isn't so I'd try that in the first instance if it happened again.

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