Hi guys just to tell you I’ve had Covid since last Friday. It’s brought me down so much I’ve got Shingles too round my middle and back. It’s ok until I feel I’ve been shot. As shingles shoots every so often. I had an op on my leg for a carcinoma a week ago on Friday. It’s my second op. I phoned the Drs today to book a call from the District nurse to come and take the dressing off and check it. I was told I won’t get a district nurse to come in and they said I would have to book an appointment and go down. I did protest because I can never walk far because of my 7 spinal fractures. I normally drive up there and I can walk down the corridor. But I haven’t now got the strength. I will be 80 this year I have got attendance allowance. Not that that helps me to walk. Having Covid has taken all my strength anyway so walking and doing things is even worse. She even took it to the Duty Dr who said I will have to go down. I was furious. Its not right that somebody feels so helpless but can’t get help. There just isn’t any out there anymore. It makes you wonder where this world is going. It’s as simple as! I can’t do it. Luckily my lungs have stood up to Covid. That’s the thing that always worried me.
Anyway guys I wondered if anyone has any advice for me.
im feeling really down at the moment. I was in tears when I spoke to the receptionist.
How awful for you dear Mavary. You have enough to deal with without all this. I’m so sorry you have covid but why can’t someone come out to you? They seem quite happy for you to go down to the surgery. Can anyone take you with great care of course because of the covid?
I’m at a loss to be honest and would advise a strong complaint be put to the surgery manager.
Take care and feel better soon. Xxx❤️
That's an absolute disgrace not sorting out a home visit for someone who really needs one!
Thank you Sassy. I will be speaking to my Dr on Monday. I have been pretty rough since last weekend. I’m stil positive and it’s now eight days. But I think the line is fading. I think the fact I’ve got shingles as well shows how run down I am. My side keeps jumping like I’ve been shot with the shingles. I think it’s disgusting that someone who is disabled is treated like it. The Duty Dr the receptionist went out the back to see used to be a lovely Dr. She said I’m not disabled therefore have to go down. I can walk from the car into the surgery and down a corridor in normal circumstances to see someone. Normally I would but I’ve now got such a job to do things I can’t do it. Hopefully I will get my strength back but it’s certainly not coming back by Monday. I’ll see what my Dr says and if he agrees with them I’ll be taking my own dressing off. Xx
Bless you, hope things work out for you. Feel better soon. I just struggle to comprehend how some doctors are behaving. Dreadful. Xxx❤️
I'd complain if the Dr said you were not disabled!! You are also 80 and have other conditions as well. Also I'd let the person who operated on you know that they would not send out a nurse!
well I can’t do a full lot of washing up. I have to do it in stages. I can’t clean my place any more and I can’t do my ironing. I can’t walk far as well because of back pain. Perhaps that doesn’t count as disabilities. Even getting a meal can give me pain. So why has she said I’m not disabled. It’s about time they changed the label if it only apples if you can’t walk.
Hope u soon recover xx