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The NHS at work... [Nov. 25th, 2009|09:50 pm]
Douglas Spencer
In mid-August I visited Edinburgh, where I stepped off a kerb and knackered my knee. Since then, the NHS timetable has been as follows:

August 18th -- saw my doctor. Discussed knee. Sent for X-ray. X-ray taken.

August 26th -- saw my doctor. Discussed X-ray. Put on monster NSAIDs.

September 22nd -- saw my doctor. Taken off monster NSAIDS before they destroy my liver. Discussed knee. Sent for blood tests.

September 24th -- blood test taken. Await results.

October 8th -- saw my doctor. Discussed blood test results. Blood tests normal. Am told blood tests were nothing to do with knee trouble. Discussed knee more forcefully. Demanded referral.

November 5th -- saw a specialist. Discussed knee. Knee was actually examined. Discussed physiotherapy.

November 30th -- I am to see a physiotherapist.

More news later.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-11-26 09:09 am (UTC)
I've long since developed techniques to get on with things when the knee is being bad.

I predictied that the "lose weight" conversation would take place much earlier than it did -- in fact it happened on the third visit, somewhat defused by the fact that I knew more-or-less exactly what my weight was before he weighed me, and the fact that I know rather more about nutrition and how to cook than he does. And probably weigh an ounce or two less.
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