This morning, December 30, Lisa and I went into Cuevas del Almanzora, the nearest town to us, to visit our doctor to obtain the first of our Spanish ‘repeat prescriptions’ since we arrived here.
These are to treat various conditions caused by my Multiple Sclerosis, irregular heartbeat and epilepsy as well as Lisa’s asthma and high cholesterol – and we will shortly be running out of the medications we brought with us from the UK.
So, having previously obtained brief medical reports from our doctor in Colwyn Bay and having had them translated into Spanish, today we could give them to our new doctor.
Our doctor works in the town’s health centre and, today, he was not there so we were seen by one of his colleagues who sorted everything out for us; we left with prescriptions for medications to last for two months.
After leaving the surgery, we decided to enjoy a coffee at a nearby café and to drink it outside in the sunshine. As we sat there, I noticed for the first time that the greenery that lines the street is totally made up of orange trees and palm trees.