Day two of JOGLEEPOPT saw me travel by train to Lanark via Wishaw A&E to have my shin checked out.
The service at the hospital was great though I had quite a grilling about living in England – obviously suspected I was a health tourist. Shin splints are confirmed and the advice was to keep walking a bit every day rather than having a few days with no walking – the nurse seemed to think I was being rather idle when I said I was planning to travel by train and bus for the next few days. So I’m planning to walk (or amble) a few miles tomorrow followed by a bus ride.
Thanks to Henry for this sympathetic Francophone ditty …
I was handed plenty of pain killers free of charge – why isn’t there a ‘pot’ for donations at A&E departments? Presumably it would be argued by some that it would undermine the ‘free at point of delivery’ principle …
And why do the smokers always congregate around the ‘no smoking anywhere within the hospital grounds’ sign ?
I visited New Lanark briefly. It’s a UNESCO world heritage site; a 18th century ‘model’ village on the Clyde underpinned by textile mills powered by early hydro. The development pioneered a ‘utopian socialism’ and provided housing, work, education etc. Sturgeon and her chums should pay a visit. A very pretty place.
So feeling a bit more reassured and confident that I can keep going.