Friday August 18, Dusseldorf
|Fresh apples for an apple cake!|
Conny had made Ian a 10am appointment for Ian with her specialist at a large orthopaedic clinic in the centre of Dusseldorf. Thankfully Conny was able to sort out all the paperwork and fill out the forms that they required and she joined us with the meeting with the Doctor to translate if required, but he spoke extremely good English. He read the reports we had got from New Zealand and after an examination sent Ian off for an xray followed by several cortisone injections in his spine which were done under a CT scan. Everything was so efficient and the staff were very pleasant. In less than 2 hours we were back in the car on our way home. He will return to the clinic again next week to see how it is all going and possibly have some more injections. He was feeling a bit sore and spent the afternoon resting up but is feeling positive that there is quite an improvement. We are hoping that the treatments will give him relief for the flight home early September.
We feel very fortunate to have such great friends who have made this all possible. And it is an excellent “hotel”, Conny is spoiling us rotten and cooking great meals, sharing real German food with us.
|Waiting for the doctor.|