I was a bit worried about your self-diagnosed bruised kidney... what antibiotics are you on for the cold though? chances are they won't treat a wound infection (although probably the wound infection only needs keeping clean anyway?)
Thanks! Curam 875/125 - Amoxycillin/Ptassium Clavulanate. Its looking a lot better today - the mildly painful, subtle red 5cm area around the puncture has gone back to my normal reddish skin colour. The wound itself is only 10mm long, 2 mm wide so its pretty easy to keep clean - I'm applying Betadine and the new product from those nice people at Elastoplast - "Silver" plaster on top.
oh that will kill anything
Not including Eoin I hope!