I finished my 2nd batch of patches a while ago now, and thought I would like to let you know that my bursitis and almost completely resolved! I think the little bit of fluid there is, is just being absorbed normally now.
So thank you very much for dealing with my query so quickly and politely. I am absolutely delighted with the progress of this thing, which could so easily have become chronic and untreatable.
I will certainly recommend the patches to anyone else I meet who has bursitis.