In the early hours of this morning, I took Rica's advice; I bit the bullet and opened a big tub containing 500 x 500mg capsules of amoxicillin. I have already popped the 2nd one.
In just under a month's time, I shall burst open the big polythene bag containing lots of boxes of Rifampicin - gifted me by one of our Eastern European-based members (thank you). I can't start until then because I need to be assured of a further supply so that the treatment can continue uninterrupted. I know that rifampicin resistance is easily possible if treatment is paused or not followed as directed. Of course, it may well be that I am totally well by the middle of next month. That may not happen but I will always be the eternal optimist.