I went to the doctors yesterday morning for some blood test results. I didn't see my usual doctor who is a locum, but the permanent doctor on the practice. He's either Austrian or German we decided and is a very nice person. He told me off for not exercising more - I need to go back to swimming 3 times a week, but with no breaststroke which unfortunately is the only stroke I do (except backstroke). I need to lose 3 stone - I said 4 but he said 3. He checked my blood pressure, my feet and my eyes. He'd have liked to have dilated my eyes but I explained about the high pressure. He also does steroid injections - but not in the hip - which is where I'm desperate for injections. He's referring me for the injections and I had to do a urine sample. He did all this would good humour - even the 'telling off' made me smile. My other doctor is good but has no 'people' skills - I think I'll go to Dr. Iserloh in the future.