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Thursday, 20 March 2008

The Two Doctors

So Doctor Who is back for 'week 15 time and day to be confirmed' according to the BBC press office. So that's Saturday 5 April at 7.00pm then, yeah?
And tried to speak to my GP yesterday. I have been trying to get hold of them for a while but continually get voicemail. Not like, 'this is Dr Wotsisnames surgery' ... just the bog standard 'you have reached voicemail. leave a message' type thing. Further investigation showed that actually. the surgery are not on the number I had - which I am sure I have used to speak to them before.
On the right number, I got a message saying they were closed weds afternoons and would re open at 6. So I waited at work until 6 figuring i may be able to see them on my way home, and called again. To be told they are closed weds afternoons and would re open at 6.30.
That sooooooooooooooooooo said 6 when I rang at 1.15. So I drove home with the idea of popping in and booking in person. But at 6.34, they were still very closed. No problem, nila problemo, I said to myself, my doctor has three premises around Caerphilly and was clearly at a different one. I can be home in about 6 mins and will call.
By the time I got home, the car in the garage, fed Smeagol and had a quick wee ... it was still only 6.47.
'The surgery is now closed'
WHAT? They open in the evening for 15 mins?
Reet pissed off now, I rang NHS direct. The lovely call centre type advised it really did sound like mumps and I should speak to a nurse. I could expect a call by 8.00pm
So at 8.43 they rang me back.
A lovely nurse took me through the symptoms. I was awfully polite and even spoke of uncomfort in my testicles, rather than sore bollocks. He said def mumps and I should see my GP ASAP.
Rang my GP this morning. The receptionist said definitely mumps but under no circumstances should I be in contact with anyone, let alone coming in to the surgery so Doctor would call me back. Of course I was already sat in work at this point and have been all week, so its a bit late for that anyway.
Naturally, Doctor rang me back when I was sat in a meeting with a client. Rather than talk about my uncomfy testiclay with him, I left the room. Doctor thinks may not be mumps but just an unknown viral infection.
Well that's OK then


  • At 6:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ummm, I think you'll find that the Saturday of week fifteen is the 12th April and not the 5th.

  • At 9:44 am, Blogger Peter Pan said…

    Really? Are you sure?
    Oh well ..


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