Thursday, 2 July 2015

Found a decent GP at last!!

I never used to go to the doctors for much. I never needed to. But for the past almost 8 years, I have gone more times than I can count!

Most GPs have sadly been utterly useless and a waste of my time. Many stating that they just don't know about or understand my condition. Some getting annoyed with me. Others think I'm wasting their time.
But this one....she listened and despite the 10 minutes you are allocated did what she could in that time.
I had chosen to see her as she was young and am guessing new to the profession. I therefore hoped that meant enthusiastic and thorough. I think I got it right!!

I explained the problems I have been having with worsened pain and little support at work, and mentioned the days I've had to have off recently. Of course I said that my consultant had advised that I go part time temporarily.
I explained that I didn't want to do this so close to the end of term. Annoyingly she showed me that you can not forward date a sick more, yet she then offered to write a letter!! I was astounded! I have never felt so thought about and with clear understanding of my needs. She wrote a letter explaining that I will be getting a reduced hours medical certificate in the autumn term and that this will reduce my days to 3 instead of 5 and that this should be at the start of the week. 
She did say that they do not have to follow the recommendation for which days, but she added it to help me out. 

I also asked her to check my chest scar. She said it was unusual but within the 'normal perimeters'. She advised keeping it moisturised and agreed oil is probably best. So I will continue with the rose hip oil. Basically, she thinks it will go durn and stop being so itchy and sensitive over time but to come back to see her if no change by November (one year after the operation).

I will definitely go back to see her in September for the sick note! And she will now be the doctor I ask for!