Why is it that as soon as you have made an appointment to see a doctor, you always feel better? It’s the same with a toothache, which almost always disappears the second you sit down in the dentist’s chair.
After feeling ill for the best part of a week, I finally arranged a telephone consultation with my GP (General Practitioner) this morning. But when I got out of bed, I felt 75% better. By the time she phoned, I was feeling like a fraud.
However, after listening to my previous symptoms, and taking my age into account, she arranged for me to go into the surgery to have a blood test. That went off smoothly, and I was also given sample pots to bring home, with the advice to return them by 2pm today so they would go off to the laboratory on time.
I did as she asked, and went back with the samples later, sealed in their bags. Another reason to be pleased that our GP Surgery is only 2.5 miles away, less than six minutes by car.
Now I have to wait for the results to come back. I will be advised by phone or text if I need to go back and see her, or if I have nothing to worry about.
Some people complain about our NHS (National Health Service) all the time, but I think that was great service from our doctor. And it’s worth noting that as I had paid my National Insurance contributuions during my working life, it was all completely free of charge too.