Health and Safety

Among the additional measures introduced last night to combat the spread of Coronavirus in Ireland was the cancellation of all non-essential medical appointments.

Looking at my diary I realise that I was due to have a checkup on my knees next Friday. That won’t be happening now I suppose.

It’s about three months since I had steroid injections in both knees to halt the arthritis therein. The jabs were quite painful but worked very well and I have been able to dispense with the use of a walking stick since I had them.

The effect of these injections only lasts a few months so I was due an inspection to see if I might further ones in the near future. I think I’m doing OK, however, and I’m sure the hospitals have more important things to be dealing with right now, so I don’t mind the deferral at all.

Although I haven’t really needed my walking stick recently I think I might start carrying it again on the rare occasions I go out during the ‘lockdown’ – so I can hit people with it if they get closer than 2m from me.

4 Responses to “Health and Safety”

  1. Susan Webb Says:

    Hi Peter, Ask your ‘joint surgeon’ about this product – it’s done wonders for my arthritic hip pain and knee problems. It has been through proper trials – worth checking out. Sue

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  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    You were due to have a checkup on your knees? Some doctors really do have a high opinion of themselves…

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