Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A mixed day

A visit today to the walk-in clinic in Brighton highlighted the difference between the English and French health service. Worried that Jan might have a chest infection we attended the clinic near the railway station. After an understandable wait of 1.5 hours we were seen by a nurse who pronounced that the infection was viral, Jan's chest was clear and, apart from the usual painkillers, there was little that could be done. No charge and thank you very much.

In France we'd have left with a prescription for a bagful of medicine. Still, Jan feels very rough and we had to cancel all remaining plans for the day. Notwithstanding that and keen to get into the fresh air we took a ride up to visit Constantin's grave and back to Brighton via Lewes.

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