The bad nights continue, even with the new sleep medication . It can take me over an hour to fall asleep after taking it, and I wake up after little more than an hour, conscious of various aches and pains, particularly in the right (not – as yet – opelrated on shoulder). I’m kept going by the kindness of the night nurses and their readiness to give me calming verveine tisanes.Cthe two physios have been putting their heads together and clearly think I should be given another pain killer, and they would like to be able to put anti inflammatory patches on my shoulder. But, they warned me, diagnostics and treatments had to be decided by the doctor; there is clearly some concern that the physios opinions are not properly listened to by the doctors.
I had a routine medical visit this morning, accompanied by Lucie, who warned me not to mention the patchCes. I could see her face as the very nice – doctor examined me and prescribed yet more physio for every problem part – the fingers, hand and wrist on the left which are hurting and not working well, my painful knock, and the right shoulder.
of course when he examined my right shoulder, there was no special pain. It is only when I lie on my back I explained, but obviously it did not help the case. Lucie, a bit desperate, tentatively suggested patches. But no, he firmly said continue medication for the time being, and physhio of the problem area.
when we got out, Lucie was not happy. How could hard pressed staff find the time to do all the extra work expected.