With some pressure from the DP I dialled 111 - this is for advice on health problems.
Basically I wanted to know what pain killer I could go for with all the other drugs I take. Paracetemol just wasnt working.
Sadly today 111 was very busy and unless I thought I was having a stroke - in which case dial 999 for an ambulance - I was advised to call back later.
So I then phoned the pharmacy and spoke to the pharmacist. She listened to me and said I should see a doctor. Next thing she phoned back and had made me an appointment at Peterhead Community Hospital to see a doctor.. She knew there were no doctors on duty in Fraserburgh.
So off we tootled.
The Doctor was as lovely as the pharmacist. She listened, prodded, ow. Then she was on the computer and saw my x ray results, from the x ray on Tuesday.
"You have a fractured spine." Ye Gods.
So I am now on strong pain killers and the assurance it will get better but may take some time.
Now the laughing bit.
She also prescribed laxatives as one of the side effects can be constipation. (see previous post.)
The orange juice worked by the way.
But she did say I could have a glass of wine. So I am. So far I havent fell over, gone to sleep, still coping with machinery (t.v.) and not driving as it hurts when I put the handbrake on....