Hello from the sunshine island.
Got a weather alert from Scotland today - where we used to live...snow! The Collies would always love the first sno of the winter. Greeting it like an old friend as they snow ploughed their noses through the fluffy white flakes.
We got our 'residencia' last week and now feel truly native. It affects bank changes, travel and few other bits. Friday will see us up at their 'social security' department which, just to confuse us, is their NHS. Once that is sorted David can be offered appointment at the pain clinic and I can get my long awaited eye operation.
A the moment if we need a repeat script we have to go to the surgery by taxi. Make an appointment. Return by taxi then go again for said appointment. By taxi. Nope not even on bus route and believe me the climb is like north face of Everest.
But the warm sun shines on and we are happy.
David's nerve blocs are long over due as is his acupuncture. They don't have any acupuncture on the NHS so he is going private tomorrow. She is well qualified so will see how good her technique is. He will need a few sessions to get back on track.
And the skies are clear and blue. Makes us happy.
My GP has agree I have chronic pain in my hand, hip and sij. Sij have been behaving but hand and hips do bother me. So...she has changed my meds to Tramadol 2 x daily wih paracetamol for top up. Said to see how I get on and go back if not working. I wasn't happy about the change but guess I'm in the club now.
Had several visitors - from Scotland with more after New Year. They can't believe how quiet and peaceful it is here away from the noisy holiday resorts. Thats the way we like it.
So...open garden gate is working well and letting friends in!! Just as i wanted.