Today is Friday 19th June

and I have a doctor’s appointment!

I’ve had a few problems with my leg and noticed some swelling and discolouration. Reading the leaflet of my post cancer meds, one of the side effects could be DVTs.
Hubby knows all about those, so we’re not taking any chances and I rang the surgery bang on 8am.
It was engaged, so I tried again, got put in a queue and listened to some half decent music. Thank goodness the bing bong Greensleeves is a thing of the past.Β  I got excited when the tone changed, only to hear a disembodied and tired sounding male voice going through the spiel of no face to face appointments unless invited, the website to go to, etc etc.
Then I got put through to another recorded message saying I was in a queue.
Eventually I got to the bit for options and another queue, where after each circuit of now different music a voice apologised for the delay with the added bonus of where I was in the queue.
I finally got to speak to a human being after 14 minutes, and was told all consultations were by phone and the doctor would call me this morning. That was OK by me.

I got a call ten minutes ago and spoke to a lady doctor, though not the one we usually see. I explained what was going on and now have a blood test booked for 10am and an appointment with the doc straight after.Β  I see that as a result, especially as I didn’t have the usual rigmarole of no appointments available, call on the day or queuing outside in the rain only to be told to go away and come back tomorrow.
I shall of course be wearing my mask and gloves.

We shall co-ordinate the appointment with some minor shopping, and then the day is ours!! Wow. Something different to break the routine. Hope it doesn’t turn into a nightmare, though I’m feeling good in myself and this is just a precaution.

Dinner today is cottage pie, so nice and easy and Maggie shall have a little in her ‘new’ food which she seems to tolerate OK.

Have a good day everyone and keep safe.

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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21 Responses to Today is Friday 19th June

  1. Liz says:

    I hope everything turns out ok in the end, at the appointment. Glad you got an appointment.

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Thank goodness you got an appointment for today! I will be keeping an eye out for an update post later on.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Fingers crossed that all goes well at the Drs, Di hope all is okay πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜€

  4. Sadje says:

    Hope it turns out to be nothing serious. Take care

  5. Glad to hear all is good at this stage. It’s good to stay on top of things like this as DVTs are dangerous. I had to make an apt with an eye doc early this week. After twice sitting in queue for 10 minutes (my self imposed limit of how long I can listen to a tape of what great docs they are), I bit the bullet, put the phone on speaker and read blogs. It took 15 minutes to get through. I took that as a bad omen but got a same week appointment (yesterday) which was amazing. This is a new doc and I’m not sure we connected. Nice enough but despite being young, he didn’t seem progressive. I really miss the one I had the left to teach. I’m getting of the age that I don’t like going to docs and most make me feel like I’m on a production line.

    • I hate going to the doctor too, but Hubby suffers from DVTs so I know how painful and dangerous they can be. He’s on warfarin, but still managed to get one when we went down to Mum’s funeral . He was in so much pain, we had to leave early and ended up in A&E.
      Glad you got an appointment though and hope all is OK.

  6. murisopsis says:

    I think the Tele medicine is going to be the thing from now on. So glad they are getting you in as DVT is nothing to play around with! I got a notification that it was time for a mammogram and a dental cleaning – I called for appointments but they don’t have any openings until Sept and Oct! So those are on hold until then.

    • I should have my first mammo after my mastectomy in September. Apparently they were on hold when I spoke to the clinic, but they were hopeful they would be back on the agenda by July. I shall have to ring them in August and chase my pink card anyway so can find out then, if not before. Naturally as it;s the first one afterwards, I;m more anxious than I was before.

  7. I’m glad you got an appointment. I hope it goes well. Take care, Di. My prayers are with you.

  8. Michael says:

    Well I hope all goes well for you.

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