A close friend has been suffering extreme physical and mental issues because her 'routine' operation was cancelled by Hywel Dda in Carmarthen back in January.
Since then Covid has struck and understandably no 'routine' type operations have been conducted.
Now infections and deaths have dropped significantly, the NHS in Wales needs to now provide some indication of when these 'routine' type surgeries will be reinstated.
Ironically she has been a nurse for 29 years working for the NHS. She gets her operation and after 3/4 weeks she will be able to return to work. Shockingly, she has been put on half pay because of non attendance, and will be on no pay come August according to standard NHS protocols. She fears she will be evicted by her landlady.
She is in enormous pain, has to take extremely strong and addictive painkillers and after involving Rebecca Evans, our local MS, she has received a standard response letter today from the head of Hywel Dda sayin they are working with the Senedd on reintroducing 'routines'.
She is at her wits end, and I am really concerned for her and her mental state. There are obviously plenty of other people desperately in need of NHS treatment, but short of lying naked in front of Vaughan Gething's or Dr Andrew Goodall's car for the publicity what can I do for her?
I very foolishly chose this lockdown as a great opportunity to finally get around to defrost our freezer. It is ancient.
After defrosting, when plugging it back in today, it kept tripping the house fuse. Thankfully after emptying it and waiting a while it has stopped doing it.
Not a good idea to mess with it I know. Everyone's freezer are rammed full with stockpiled food, and after searching for a new one today it appears that the there is a nationwide shortage or they cannot be delivered. Neither Currys or Argos are delivering to SA4. WTF?
Watched this last night on BBC4 and it was astounding. It shows what happens when a virus attacks a cell and how it tries to conquer it to reproduce. Some amazing natural processes happening inside your body right now.