Monday, 16 June 2014
I don't care for radishes at all, but the farmer likes them, so today we tried some of these giant radishes which have grown very quickly in the garden. After trying one with a ham sandwich at tea time I must say that I like them even less now. But they are very pretty colours.
My mobility is sorely tested by a very bad arthritic ankle. I have been visiting the specialist for over a year and he has finally told me that short of fusing my ankle so that it is rigid, there is nothing to be done, so he has signed me off and I have to put up with it.
So today, in a last ditch stand, I have started a course in acupuncture with one of the G P's in our local medical practice.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical art which involves inserting fine needles at certain points. I had six needles into my foot and ankle, none of them where the swelling was - all of them, according to my doctor, were on meridian lines, which go back to ancient Chinese medicine. Well, we shall see. I understand that around sixty percent of his patients find some relief, so I am hoping that I am one of that sixty percent. From the moment he inserted the needles there has been a tingling in my foot and ankle - hope that is a good sign. Watch this space.