The pain was unbearable by lunchtime today. I was in so much pain that at midday I called the NHS Non-emergency out of hours service (111) because it’s Saturday. They made an appointment for me to see a doctor at the Coventry NHS Healthcare & Walk-in Centre at 16:20. I lay on the sofa on my right side with a pillow between my knees while I waited for the painkillers to kick in. My amazing friend, Caz, drove (without hesitation) from Warwick to take me to my appointment. The doctor checked my back and prescribed Diazepam 5mg and Paracetamol 500mg to take alongside the Naproxen 500mg and Tramadol 50mg.