To start today I have to make mention of the guy at Highbury and Islington station with the dodgy knee. This guy was walking on crutches and his knee was strapped up like the hospitals do when you are post op, as the crowd surged up the stairs he lost a crutch which I recovered. I returned the crutch and helped him regain his balance before leaving him at the top stair, and I learnt two things from the experience. Firstly this guy could not walk unaided and had no problem with the underground, so to all the people who I know who are terrified of London’s metro I say give it a go, yes we have drunks, lunatics, muggers and rats bigger than your dog but if hop along can cope what are you scared of? The second thing is not, as you may have expected, that disabled people work together oh no it’s that people are stupid! Seriously, if had fallen then I would not have been able to get up due to my arms and he couldn’t stay up due to his legs, have you seen my arms? I wouldn’t trust me to hold a newspaper.
Physio went well, we have designed a new splint to force righty into lifting, so far it’s not a happy song but it will learn. Debs looked somewhat concerned when i said that I was going to use a spanner to crank righty round, it was actually her idea (kinda) but I think the fact that I have the means to put it into practice was enough to worry her. After Physio I had the doctors, yes I know it was a while ago that he said that I had to see him but hey better late than never. This is not my usual doctor and it was an odd experience where he questioned why I was there I explained and he seemed unconvinced so instead took to reassuring me that I was healthy, I explained that they had asked me to visit but no he was convinced it was all down to me, it took some negotiation to make it the ‘silly nurse’s’ fault. Apparently I am healthy and well if you discount all of the ‘odd’ blood pressure readings and the average (which is skewed by the odd values) the mad thing is that is what I would say and I am not a doctor, or am I……..