I really really don't want to rant, but sometimes I find myself a little...disappointed... in Spain.
Don't get me wrong, I love it here in many ways and I am very happy, but sometimes.....like now, when I am freezing my butt off because of bureaucracy that is stalling the gas hook-up, and with Youngest's nationality chaos, and well, the Spanish economy....
Then today, I decided to go and see a doc about my sore hamstring and get a reference for physio. In all honestly, I have to say that the health system here is not all bad, they managed to cure Eldest's mystery stomach ailment after 22 doctors in three countries including Canada. Day to day primary care is, however, another story.
I went in yesterday for an apt, they gave me one for a week and a half from now. Ahh, no. The nice guy behind the desk agreed that was ridiculous and advised me to come in today as an emergency.
Two hours later I got to leave. The doctor had recommended an X-ray. I pointed out it was a muscular issue and declined. He did not consider ultra-sound, I suspect because there aren't a lot of machines, and then sent me to a 'traumatolog' a designation I have not heard duplicated in English. I think the reference was cause he had no idea what was going on and wouldn't send me to physio, not sure why. After two hours in the medical center I got an apt for the 'traumatolog'.
You know, by Feb, I'll either be a cripple or fine and the opportunity for repairing this easily will be lost.
I declined the appointment. I have other routes I can follow, including simply going into the hospital emerg, a very expensive option for the health care system but one which people routinely use as the regular system is so slow. We've done it several times already.
Anyone know a good physiotherapist out there who'd give a little advice online?
Honestly. 2 months? What's the point.