And then the roof fell in.
Well, not literally. A searing pain shot down my left leg, so severe that I did not think I would make it to the nearest chair. I was gripped by fear. What to do?
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I decided to call my young friend Connie, a somewhat excitable type, who hit the high note this time, too. Call my local community health centre right away,” she advised. “Be dramatic. Tell them that you can’t move, that you need help.” Also, as she had many times before, she urged me to get the button to press in case of emergency.
I thanked Connie, and then called the nurse, who arranged a visit to the nearest super clinic the next day. The X-rays showed arthritis in the left hip. I was prescribed Tylenol Arthritis and advised to see a physiotherapist.
That’s how I got to know Roberto, a physiotherapist recommended in glowing terms by friends, two of his former patients. So far, my experience over several sessions has justified their praise. He seems to be a caring person who knows his job and whose main concern is the well-being of his patients.