I am fortunate in rarely having to use the NHS services as I have never been unwell enough to visit hospital. Long story short ripped my calf muscle quite badly last week when in Florida & being a typical bloke just put up with some pretty severe pain when walking etc, despite being severly nagged by SWMBO to "get it seen to". I've been in in Edinburgh for the last few days & noticed that the pain is just as bad but now my foot has started to bruise& go a horrible colour & the ankle is significantly swollen which TBH gave me a bit of a fright. So went off the the Western General in Edinburgh where I was seen within 10 minutes of arriving & the nurse has eased my concerns - I did make the mistake of trying to self diagnose on the web which made matters worse. Well done NHS Scotland - great service & good advice on how to heal this poxy injury.
7th Nov 2013 - 22:03#1