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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Postscripts # 1 & 2

An hour after my last post : my "Fast Tracked 14 days" appointment cancelled...... In theory I have a legal right to being seen within 14 days. The deadline for that would be next Friday ( the 4th June )

Plus my blood results now online. 4 out of 5 ok .but the other one not so (see details)

 Maybe my invisible GP will translate eventually.......? Weekend & Bank Holiday means nobody to talk to about it until Tuesday ...providing I can get past the receptionist!

Maybe I will post on facebook and ask "Is There A Doctor In The House" ?

Anyway...... I bought some Vit D tablets this evening . I'm thinking "Thyroids" ?

Leeds and next week's hospital visit


I went with Chris into Leeds yesterday. He had a meeting there .While he was in it, I had time to kill ,so I wandered around Holbeck ( not a place I know) and took these photos.

I had my bloods tested on Thursday.

I go to hospital next Wednesday :"fast track" urgent referred..."to rule out the possibility of ......" the letter said   I still havn't seen ,or even spoken to my GP .All I've had has been a 5 minute face-to face with a Practice Nurse ..and the hospital appointment was made before bloods were even taken. I honestly do not know what to think ....or how to think it !

A rather existentially nervous weekend for me!

Maybe ( probably!) I will feel differently about it next week. But at present I feel  abandoned by my GP's . No doubt they are doing a grand job of box-ticking (quick referal etc) but it feels like they are just washing their hands of me....... it would have been nice to have had a human voice to explain events.....

 Adding insult, it  feels automated & impersonal. For example I have had two automatic text messages sent me this week that have been contradictory & inaccurate. So i spend my time talking to receptionists about their mistakes rather than my feelings .

But ,on the issue itself, there is silence. ! " Holistic Medicine" is so " 20th Century" it seems......



 

Friday, May 21, 2021

The Dreaming Room.


 

After month's of very little , suddenly all sorts of stuff has been happening these past days...

 ◙   It was Cath's Birthday today.

 ◙  I had my second Covid jab on Wednesday.

◙    I have also seen the Practice Nurse at my GP's about a goiter-type thingy on my neck.

 ◙   I am having blood tests next week and the week after  ( 2nd June) I have a 30 minute  appointment at the EN&T Department at Calderdale Royal Hospital  . I'm thinking...maybe even hoping, it's 'just' a thyroid affair...I mean it's not hurting or any other symptoms...I only went to the GP because of the vanity of how it looked..saying that , i have felt  a bit ' rundown ', but that's about it.

◙    The day afterwards ,Thursday 3rd June, i have booked a session at  Harrogate Turkish Baths . My first sweat in 15 months!

◙    On Friday 4th June I go to this gig ( again my first since covid lockdown) .It's run by Richard Walker , who i used to work with at Calderdale MBC,



Saturday, May 15, 2021

Hebden Bridge Today.

https://zimnoch.smugmug.com/Hebden-Bridge-Protest-115-May-2021/ 


The manoeuvres look the same to me........and also throw The Warsaw Ghetto in, just for good measure... 



(one of Roger's fine photos)