Depends on the Day

Today is Monday, the day following Sunday that heralds the start of a new week.
A day when most of my working colleagues were miserable or grumpy because the weekend was over and they were about to be stuck in an office for five days until the next one.
A day I was cheerful not just to annoy them, and because I enjoyed my job.

Today, I went up to the doctor’s surgery as my diabetes appointment still hadn’t come through and I was more than a little anxious about my foot.
Today, I saw a different receptionist, a smiling receptionist, one who actually listened to me and didn’t palm me off with I’d rather drink my coffee than talk to you ‘I can’t do anything until you get your letter’.

Today, Monday, not only did I get a date for my diabetes blood test, AND a date for the follow up diabetes check up, but I also got an appointment to see MY PREFERRED GP,  before 10am, today.

Diagnosis on my foot is a bone problem, which could be either arthritis or gout. She wants me to have a blood test to determine which and this can be tacked on to my diabetes test next week. The gout test is either yes or no, and if positive can be treated, though she thinks it’s more likely to be arthritis as the pain is by my littlest piggy, not the big ‘un.
Anti inflammatory pills are prescribed together with the antacid sidekicks, but knowing  they will affect my diabetes readouts, I am holding fire on getting it filled until after the tests.
The doc asked how I was overall and said she’d had a letter from my Consultant Surgeon following my breast clinic appointment a couple of weeks ago. Apparently they are all well pleased with my progress and how well I’ve healed (but not half as much as I am!).

So, to banish the Monday blues, have a smile at these>

Note to self:
Avoid the Thursday receptionist (or go in armed with coffee)


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Depends on the Day

  1. If the coffee is for the Thursday receptionist you may get really great service!

  2. Now, if only all Mondays (and receptionists) could be so productive and happy!

  3. Pingback: Diabetes check | pensitivity101

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