Pete is 62 today and doing pretty well apart from his really bad back problem. He is awaiting an injection but we have not heard when that appointment will be. He has a bulging disc which is pressing on the sciatic nerve so is in great pain. Anyway, Pete took himself off to see our GP this morning as he needed more tablets and also has a funny sensation on the right side of his head which feels a bit like a spider is crawling up the side of his head. It has been going on for a while now so he thought he would just have a chat about it.
Our usual GP has sadly left for pastures new in Australia so Pete had to see whoever was available which sadly was someone who suggested that Pete get lots of exercise for his back which should include....wait for it......gentle jogging/running, gardening and brisk walking oh and maybe doing the housework too! Pete sat dumbstruck but eventually asked the doctor if he fully understood what was actually wrong with him (sarcoidosis, copd, osteoporosis, sciatica to name but 4). The doctor looked at the notes and then just said "oh, well, just do the best you can." Honestly, you could not make it up! Needless to say, we won't be seeing that doctor again.
Hope all are doing ok. Flu jab tomorrow! Yippee! xxxxxx