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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I'm getting a lifestyle guru on the NHS

I kid you not. I've suffered with osteochronditis and osteoarthritis for years now and had lots of surgery and of late my knees have been giving more trouble than usual. Since belting my knee against the underside of a desk last week my right knee has been making a lot of noise when I'm walking down the stairs. Mrs Sane can hear the grinding from the bottom of the stairs when I'm halfway down.

So, today I went to the doctors to see if they could offer any advice. They weren't very helpful at all to be fair. The doctor kept asking me what I wanted him to do. I did point out that he was the doctor and that's why I was there. I accept that there is very little my GP can do. In fact, there is very little a surgeon can do now, but there's bound to be something they can suggest even if there's little chance of it making a difference. However, call me old fashioned but I expect my doctor to give me medical advice, not the other way round.

Anyway, the doctor has referred me to a lifestyle consultant who will apparently be able to help me lose weight which I don't find particularly easy as I am limited exercise-wise and I am a fussy eater. Will it make a difference? Probably not but I'm game.