13th July 2020
Next hormone therapy injection, queued outside the surgery and not allowed in until the nurse came to collect. Usual procedure in respect of the injection, informed nurse of my hip/knee problems.
Unable to arrange a face-to-face consultation with my GP, I eventually paid to see a private GP who diagnosed as follows.
- Osteoarthritis in both hips but not severe enough at the moment to necessitate surgery.
- Wear and tear both knees not severe enough to warrant an MRI.
- Probability that arthritis in other joints (now having problems with neck, shoulders and fingers).
Prescribed codeine tablets, only to be taken (maximum 4 per day) if in severe pain and discussed the side-effects.