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. 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. 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.