Law & Order
Many people had cause to visit various health professionals
on September 24th 2002.
Various people visited their doctor's surgery:
- Went to Doctors to see
nurse for hepatitis B injection (working with electrolysis necessitates this).
- After having first a cup
of tea and biscuit my husband drove me to the doctor's surgery in order
to have a blood test. This was to test my cholesterol level.
- 12.30 Went to surgery
for smear test and blood test
- 10.30 Dentist appointment
for regular 6 month inspections. Agree with dentist 12 monthly inspections
are now appropriate.
11.20 See Dr -- at the Health Centre (he is, as usual running 20-30 minutes
late with appointments). Renew medication, discuss shortcomings of hospital
Other people have dental
- DENTIST: 9.35 in Kington.
General 6 month check. Scale and polish needed.
- 2.15 Went to dentist
for 2.30 appointment (tooth hurty!)
- After a hasty breakfast dog and I dashed
to Builth Wells to be in time for the dental appointment. Just before the
surgery door an elderly gentleman with a familiar face stopped me and laughingly
stated: 'you look brave now but you won't be when you come out of
it!' I did mention it to Sarah but how right he had been, as it will
mean extractions next week and I'm upset by the whole thing
was an interesting day, I suppose, but I would so much like to hang on to
my own teeth and the thought of losing some is upsetting.
After school I went straight to the hospital
to have my X Ray. The X ray was taken by a machine that moved round my head
one and a half times. It took an x-ray photograph of my teeth. We took the
X-ray photograph to the dentist and she showed me what my teeth looked like.
I was very nervous in the waiting room but afterwards I found out that I did
not need to have a filling. The X-ray looked like a big smiley face and I
could see the teeth that had not come through yet as well as the ones I already
had. I went away from the hospital feeling rather happy because I had done
two interesting things. It made me even happier that I did not need a filling.
- I went to the dentists and
went into the waiting room. After about 10 minutes she called me in. First
she told me to open my mouth and she sprayed some horrible numbing stuff into
my mouth. I nearly threw up all over her. Next she injected some stuff into
my gum. The she just pulled! Finally my tooth came out. She gave me loads
of tissues because it was bleeding loads!
- Prepared to visit Brecon Hospital for physiotherapy
first assessment following leg injury 18 months ago - long waiting list, excellent
Three diarists had visits to chiropodists
- After lunch visited chiropodist in Montgomery
- I am picking up a friend
at 9.15 to take her to the Chiropodist who has a clinic in the Hafan Centre
- 12.45 Gyrru'r car i'r Ganolfan Iechyd,
1.15 Triniaeth gan y Chiropodist.
Another two visit osteopaths
- Llandrindod for therapy from osteopath
- Had light lunch then left to drive car to
Llanidloes to see Osteopath (bad back)
Finally, although not a patient herself, one girl goes visiting:
- At lunchtime I went up to the
hospital in town to see my friend's mum as she has had a hip replacement.
I gave her flowers.