We got to White Cross just after 8 a.m. and I think there must have been just one doctor on duty. There were not many people in the waiting room. We waited for about three quarters of an hour and then went through to the Examination Room where a nurse checked Doug's blood pressure which was up, presumably with the pain, temperature etc. and then left us to wait. It was another 30 minutes before the Doctor came in.
As far as Corona virus is concerned there were perspex shields in front of the desk staff but one had to go to the side to talk to them as one could not hear through the perspex. There were no masks apart from the Doctor which made it very hard to understand what she was saying.
She gave Doug some anti inflammatory drugs and said he should check his blood pressure at least once a day so when we got the prescription we bought a blood pressure machine.
When we left the surgery the waiting room was full so we were pleased we had gone in early. There is a doctor shortage so we just hope that some of the Kiwis returning because of Covid are doctors as we could use some more here.
When we got home we had a very late breakfast and then Doug put his feet up and fell asleep. The foot is still very sore but he says he feels a lot better. As for me, I am exhausted. There are usually two of us getting firewood in, cooking, doing dishes, feeding animals and birds but I got the jobs done and then cooked us a late light lunch, got the rubbish and recycling ready and have just put it out.
Hopefully, Doug will continue to improve.