Our Wonderful NHS

06 Feb

I spent much of the morning at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle where I have had steroid injections in both ankles to combat the arthritic pain. The injections are uncomfortable to have done but give me relief for about 6 months so are very well worth it. The staff are wonderful – kind and understanding, friendly, efficient  and can’t do enough to make the patients feel good about their treatment. In this photo, with prepared ankles, I am about to go down to the operating theatre where the injections are done with x-ray guidance, Thank you to everyone especially Simon who allowed me to squeeze his hand very tightly. He said he was a rugby player and could stand any pain I inflicted! Tea  and Toast afterwards were greatly appreciated too!

Two days resting and being sensible and then back to life as I love it – and pain free!


Posted by on February 6, 2020 in Cornwall, Postaday2020, Uncategorized


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8 responses to “Our Wonderful NHS

  1. Judith Butler

    February 7, 2020 at 7:07 am

    NHS is the best. I worked as a nurse for 39 years, saw lots of changes but loved working there. The majority of people who work in NHS are fantastic! Glad you had a good experience 👍xx


  2. anotherday2paradise

    February 7, 2020 at 2:54 am

    You’re very brave, Sally. It’s good that you can get some pain relief though. 😘


  3. Patti Van Tuyl

    February 7, 2020 at 1:00 am

    So glad you are able to get some relief for six months at a time. I’m sure the lovely Mr. S will take care of you till you’re dancing on air again. xoxoxo


  4. john zande

    February 6, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I can’t stand needles, either. But good to hear it’s a 6 month stay.

    Protect the NHS. If it’s anything like the Australian system, then it’s damn good. Brazil’s national health system is surprising good, too. Some overcrowding in SP and Rio, but it broadly meets the needs, and all basic meds for seniors are completely free.


  5. Shelagh Smith

    February 6, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Oh my goodness, Sally. So glad there is something that helps. Hugs, SS.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 6, 2020 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you for your hugs, much appreciated. In a couple of days I should be dancing on air! xx


  6. utesmile

    February 6, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    All the best Sally, and to a pain free 6 months afterwards. I do agree, NHS workers are amazing!

    Liked by 1 person


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