Friday, 20 September 2019
I don't bloody believe it!! And an update to my health. UPDATED
Just like Briony the other day, we are hopping mad.
For husband's hospital appointment this morning, he was told to take a urine sample, along with a list of all his current medications (of which there are eight), and to get to the appointment 20 mins beforehand as he may need to have further tests prior to seeing the consultant. We got there in good time, 30 mins before in fact....only to be told the appointment has been cancelled - by whom and for what reason, nobody knows. The receptionist rang the consultant's secretary for us and passed the phone over to husband. She was very apologetic, but couldn't throw any light on why it had been cancelled, nor could she give a further appointment. She did say she will find out what she can and ring us, or the consultant will, on Monday. In the meantime, we've been given a leaflet giving details of how to put in a formal complaint.
To say we're pissed off is an understatement - how bloody inefficient and downright uncaring can they get?! Husband's UTIs and prostate problems continue unabated, as they have done since APRIL. It's all very well him having lots of tests and scans, but he has yet to actually see ANY doctor, other than his own GP! I am so fuming I could explode with rage. I shall certainly be emailing a formal complaint today, the one thing I am very good at is writing letters, having got top grade A level in English Language at school, and been a secretary for 25 years. They won't know what's hit them.**
A few of you have wondered whether my current feelings of being under the weather could have anything to do with my diabetes or high blood pressure. No, I don't think it's anything to do with either of them. I do have testing equipment for both and do check both, my BG levels and high blood pressure are both under control and have been for a long time. In fact, my diabetes nurse was extremely pleased with me at my last review in the Spring, both my BG and BP had come down. Gemma's P, I don't have a UTI, not sure why you thought that?
I've been having gut and breathing problems, which may well be stress and anxiety related (is it any wonder?!). I've also had permanent backache for several months now, it hasn't gone away at all. I am seeing my GP about it all on Monday, the appointment has been booked for a fortnight. But thank you for your concern.
And Briony, re your comment - I wish I did feel better, unfortunately I don't, especially not after this morning.
Husband's just had a phone call from the consultant's secretary, giving him another appointment on the 4 October.