Can’t believe it… but then again I can, ‘cos it has really hurt for many weeks now.

Thought it would go of its own accord, and have been popping Ibuprofen but to no avail. Finally phoned the Dr. yesterday. Thirty minute wait to get thro’, but worth it. Transpires, at the beginning of May, I tore a cartilage in my knee…doh! Am now on stronger painkillers, and as the local hosp/surgery physio is not working as yet, will be receiving physio via a video link, which will be a first and should be interesting.

Three days later, June 16th, and I am having a video call with the physio.  Didn’t know what to expect, but it  went well.  I now have a number of instructional videos to watch re: specific exercises and another video appt. booked for 3 weeks time. Because my knee locks.. and is swollen, it appears I may have torn my meniscus, but it still could be cartilage damage too. Only time will tell, but hopefully it will mend on its own.

The really interesting bit though, was our conversation re: the NHS from here on in. The physio said, (as most of us know), C19 is not going to go away anytime soon and that, not only life, but the way the NHS approaches things will be very different from hereon in.  Apparently there are no plans for them to ever go back to how it was.

Obviously there will be treatments in local hospitals for those that need hands on.. but because of C19, that won’t be for a long while as yet either.  Important operations in hospitals will obviously still go ahead, but treating folk, via video link, whenever and wherever possible is here to stay.  She said it is early days as yet – but it is going to be expanded across the board.  For this reason, am really glad I had a webcam that I used  to use for skyping.  Haven’t skyped for yonks but thankfully it still worked well.

How well it will work, we shall see, but I can see a lot of positives for local surgeries doing business this way in the future. Great for our environment too…. and that can’t be bad

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