Further progress is made on dialysis

This morning, I arrived at the dialysis unit in the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore and started to put the lines into the dialysis machine myself. This was done, then it was time to get on to taking away the scabs on my needle entry points in my left arm, and then put the needles in. I am pleased to report that I got both needles in easily this morning. It was easier without a nurse standing by watching. OK, so it was also a little scary — but I knew that if I needed them, I could get help. … Continue reading Further progress is made on dialysis

External link to Corona virus (COVID-19) and HIV – update from the British HIV Association (BHIVA)

Corona virus (COVID-19) and HIV – update from the British HIV Association (BHIVA)

https://www.bhiva.org/BHIVA-statement-on-COVID-19?fbclid=IwAR2cBtu618RQUey-lstZjxVY2SfAqOBNWpWNp8-7GVb-Wj-vnroSGQMsU4M Continue reading Corona virus (COVID-19) and HIV – update from the British HIV Association (BHIVA)

The NHS and coronavirus

Whilst I do not live in the UK currently, I do share the love of the NHS that unites people living in the UK like nothing else can. But it would be nothing without the incredible people – doctors, nurses, paramedics, midwives, cleaners and many more – that work selflessly and tirelessly, day in and day out, to make sure we can all access free, life-saving care whenever we need it. If you agree, join me in signing the Scram News open letter to say thank you to NHS staff, especially during the coronavirus outbreak: Thanks! Continue reading The NHS and coronavirus

GP appointment

This morning I had an appointment with my GP. Thanks to the COVID-19 precautions, the waiting room was rather quiet. When I got into the surgery, there were further precautions as the seats for patients were on the far side of the room from the doctor. I have to say that this seems to be very sensible to try to contain the Coronavirus. Maybe we will see this continue into the future. My GP, having taken my blood pressure, reckoned that it was still a little high so has upped the Amlode prescription for this to 10 mg per day. … Continue reading GP appointment