- I have one and the other one is on the way there.
Or so the Podiatry lady told me today having taken my pulses with ultrasound after by hand and done the microfilament and the blunt/sharp thing also the tuning fork. She was a bit surprised that
a) I've never been referred to Pod before - 'You are at high risk!' 'Yes, I know that, I've always said that to my GP whenever I've gone to ask about 'foot' thing - but have always been told until now that the fact that I cut my own toenails therefore automatically means I have absolutely no need whatever to be referred to Pod' Eyebrows disappear into hairline LOL
b) Cardiac services aren't looking to see if they can operate on the offending artery(s) in my left leg to ease the situation.
I would comment about the latter that this branch of the Pod service are not housed within the hospital - they are in what was the old Cov & Wrawick hospital building (which has been virtually rebuilt anyway) which houses all sorts of community health services - dentistry/orthodontics - the incontinence service - health services for abused children etc and is tied up with Social Services rather than the Hospital Trust. I believe the 'Special Multi Disciplinary Foot Clinic' specifically for Diabetes, IS actually at the hospital.
Anyway - the thing I actually went about, would you believe, during the last week has improved so much - and so has the 'bent-ness' of my bunion and the next toe - that neither Pete nor I can believe it. Absolutely no idea why or how that can happen!
So anyway she says they need to see me from now on, every 8 weeks. Back to reception. First available apt? - 27 June! ie 15 weeks - DOUBLE the time she said I NEED to see them!
(And George thinks they can do MORE with less money and staff .........