I Know this is usually about our gripes with the NHS but i just wanted to tell you all about my Hubbys trip to the Docs yesterday, ...
he has been suffering for about 18 mths from a bad pain in his hip, on his right, its prob due to him being a cab driver and all that it entails sitting and pushing pedals...( and general wear and tear of a 52 yr old averagely fit man.) but none the less, he has had pain killers, Phisyo , but it is not helping, i have to do up his laces on that side!!!
he went to ask for referal, but thought hed see what she said first,
well she said mmmm " its just old age!did you find phisyo help? " "No" well you can go for physo upstairs here, (private!!) Der!!
"so as you ar only 52 there is not alot we can do as a operation only lasts ten years!!!!!!"
Hubby says ... "so you telling me nobody under 60 has a hip opp?? "
"oh yes" she says " if its a car accident or similar!!!" the she says with a wry girn..." mmm yeah i know! " as if she gets it that shes saying CRAP!!
So she says to him " well what shall i do ? do you want me to refer you?"
he said " yep! " by then he was fuming, and just wanted to get out of the surgery...
How rediculous is it, are they saving money here aswell? so he just has to be in pain for another 8 years?? beggars belief me thinks!
so he says he will speak to the consultant about what she said.., see what he says.
Rant over, thanks for reading this, anyone else had hip opp under 60? id love to know.
best wishes x