Here we go again

I knew it.
As soon as she stuck the needle in my arm and took her three phials for analysis, I knew they would call me back to discuss the results.

The letter hit the mat today.
The surgery is closed on Saturdays, so I shall have to make the required appointment on Monday to see whoever is allocated to me at the first available opportunity.

I may be jumping the gun, but I can guess what they want to talk about.
We are back in Lincolnshire, kingdom of the Statins and non readers of notes on files about pill taking.

Already they (the NHS here) have refused to give me a two month supply of my cancer meds. They only do one month at a time I’m told, so I have requested an automatic refill which I can (apparently) collect every three weeks for the next six months.
I can’t see it happening actually.

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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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19 Responses to Here we go again

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Hope everything turns out ok.

  2. Regulations are often hard to understand. Good luck

  3. foguth says:

    Years ago, I knew several people on Dr. Atkin’s diet, who were surprised when their cholesterol levels lowered, despite the fact that they were consuming a high cholesterol diet. As I recall, the final analysis was that our bodies create cholesterol and any in the foods we eat is irrelevant. For instance, avocados because are high in fats and cholesterol. However, they are loaded with the good variety of cholesterol, known as omega-3 fatty acids, which are the good kind of cholesterol so they help decrease the amount of bad cholesterol you have in your system. While it seems a little off that having more cholesterol can lower your cholesterol, just understand that consuming avocados helps to protect your heart from the bad varieties…. You DO have avocados in the UK, don’t you?

    • We do yes, but I don’t like them. I may be totally wrong of course, but somehow I don’t think so. My previous GP was happy with the way things were and were going, and so am I. We shall see what’s said when I get my appointment.

      • foguth says:

        Fingers are crossed & wishing you luck! …. BTW, I mentioned avocados because I love them & they are sometimes free, since we have a tree in the side yard… I have competition. I also boil the nuts/seeds and slice them like water chestnuts – they are probably the most nutritious part.

      • My Mum loved avocados with prawns. Now those I do like and they are free on SW!

      • foguth says:

        One of the yummiest things I’ve ever eaten was shredded green papaya (tastes a lot like coleslaw) with lime juice, sun dried tomato bits and sautéed shrimp. I bet prawns and avocado would be delicious, too.

  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Courage and self=love will keep you afloat. Good luck!

  5. scifihammy says:

    So frustrating to have your well-being in others’ hands. I hope you get a favourable outcome and some nice nurses.

  6. I went off statins about 3 years ago, my LDL spiked, but I had muscle soreness that stopped when the statins went away. The LDL did creep down a bit, but the exercise has raised the good HDL, so I’m more balanced today. Wishing you the best, hate that you have to wait.

    • This was one of the reasons I didn’t want to go on them. I exercise the dog (well, not at the moment obviously bless her) four or five times a day, and my diet has definitely improved. At the last blood test it was 5.3, so that’s pretty damn close to their ‘magical 4’ they seem to push here. My previous GP respected my wishes and didn’t think they would help me anyway.

  7. Hope it all works out fine. xx

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