|Originally posted by SYSTEM-J |
That probably says more about how overloaded the university system is in this country than the healthcare system. Even when I've lived in shitty areas where the GPs are overrun, it's never taken more than 48 hours to get registered. Your uni is probably struggling from thousands of new students registering at once.
If it's remotely serious, I'm pretty sure that if you go into A&E at a hospital they'll see you without asking for any NHS card. Best to go in the afternoon though.
The problem was that I didn't want to go crowd up the A&E if it's not a serious issue, so I wanted to talk to a nurse or something to get their opinion on what I should do.
After I talked on the phone with my school, they finally sped up my process, so that I could talk to someone, but by the time they could talk to me, I had to be at (placedrop) Parliament for an event, so I actually missed the call while I was going through security.
Not sure I should have gone to the event, but I really didn't want to miss it. Ended up taking some serious painkillers and forcing myself through it, but walking is still not something I'm happy about.
Jenny, I feel so old typing this, but I fucked some tendon or something up getting up this morning . I was just getting out of bed and I stretched my legs and something behind my knee went POP and suddenly lots and lots of pain. Took a few hours before I could actually put any weight on it at all and a few more before I could shuffle/limp around. Something directly behind my knee is swollen up, and I can neither stretch my leg out all the way nor bend it all the way.
Seems like it should be nothing, so I didn't actually want to bother anyone, but holy fuck it hurts and is inconvenient.