I want to tell you about the clinic where I have been having intensive treatment for my back problems. Mainly because I would like people in UK and all over the world for that matter what really good health care we have in Romania. Many people say to me and the media what a backward country Romania is, well I can tell you that is definitely NOT the case!! Not only did I get immediate help but we have all the very latest machines and technology. I was sent for an MRI within a few days of me going to the clinic, the results of which showed three Herniated discs and Oedema and infection on one of the discs. I then was given an appointment to see a Neurosurgeon ( Dr. Plesh) in Timisoara on the 17Th Dec. ( yes that quick).
I arrived at the clinic on Strada Octavian Goga on Monday morning and had ultrasound massage, electrotherapy, massage acupuncture (with infusions) and pain killing injection and peripheral nerve damage injections. By the end of the first week I was feeling better than I had for a long time (considering I could hardly walk and was in a great deal of pain) It was a small miracle to me!!
The atmosphere in the clinic is warm and friendly and I was soon talking a little Romanian to all the other patients , who were very kind to me and made sure I got my turn to go in for Physio. The girls in Physio (most of whom spoke some English) were very good to me and very respectful. The nurse and I had fun , she used to call me Manchester United (I wonder why?) Costi the young doctor helped me enormously, translating for me and answering any questions I had. And last but not least Doctor Reghina Patru was and is superb. Her diagnosis was spot on and verified by the MRI scan. She is caring, efficient and very clever indeed and I owe my thanks to her for helping me to feel better. She has told me my back will not get better but she will make me as comfortable as possible, bless her.
I would recommend any one to this wonderful clinic, it is only small but my word they see a lot of people and I am told people come from all around Romania to see Doctor Patru. Well done to all and many thanks for everything.
Welcome to my new life
I hope as I tell you the events of my life in Romania you will enjoy and find it as interesting as I have.