Day 225

Level 2 Chi Kung.

Doctor’s appointment this afternoon. The problem the appointment was meant to address (a swollen, painful, septic-looking toe) has spontaneously resolved itself while waiting for the first available non-emergency appointment, so I decide to use the slot to have another go at getting a referral to a dermatologist for the persistent eczema on the backs of my ankles. Different doc this time but sadly the same result – more steroid cream. I feel like saying ‘Look, I ran Action on Dermatology. I know GPs only get half a day of dermatology in their whole training and, because they know it isn’t going to be in the exam, most of them treat it as an afternoon off – the famous derma-holiday, so quit fobbing me off with steroid cream and give me a bloody referral!’. Hey ho.

Collected Katie from the first session of her new after-school yoga class. Of all her many activities, this is the first that I have really encouraged her to do – the rest have all been her idea – so I was relieved when she came out glowing and happy, having absolutely loved it. She told me proudly that the same teacher that takes the kids’ class on Friday, also takes a class for the teachers on Tuesdays. We both had a bit of a giggle at the idea of the short and rather portly (but very dapper!) Glaswegian head teacher, trying to get into downward-facing dog!

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