This is hopefully the last time I have to refer to the problem I have been having with my left leg. Followers of the saga may recall my own diagnosis that it was sciatica. I failed before Christmas to consult my G.P. and as the condition hadn't improved by New Year consulted a chiropractor as previously reported .
In the initial consultation he said is was hip bursitis not sciatica and I paid for that and 3 more visits based on that assessment. Unhappy with his "bedside" manner I eventually did speak to my G.P. about the problem and today I saw a musculoskeltal consultant in the practice.
He immediately demonstrated several piriformis stretches designed to bring relief. Some of the positions may well prove difficult for my old inflexible body to even get into but if they are to eventually work I have to persevere. I will continue also to use my ice massager. Several polystyrene cups frozen ready in the freezer.
So once again the NHS would appear has come up trumps.
As I walked through the door after the consultation, the phone was ringing. It was Saga offering private medical insurance. I politely declined.
Today's run was another 5 after Sunday's 8. Target time 45 minutes........time achieved 43.44.