A hot sleepless night, I sipped water, turned my pillow, rinsed my face, hands and arms in cold water and dripped dry in front of the fan.
Finally at 7am I felt myself drifting off.
7.32am 'ping' my mobile phone (cursing myself for not setting it to silent) I blearily checked. Dr's wanting a drug review. Well the consultant changed my drugs last week. Back to sleep.
No, wide awake.
8am called surgery, recorded message about covid... emergency only...call after 11am.
11.02 am call surgery, 20 minutes wait.
"I've been told to call for drug review"
Details taken, computer checked "We have nothing available call next week"
Trying not to lose my temper I mentioned the text asking me to call, the importance of the right drugs being available. Then asked "Can I have a phone call with a doctor then"
"First slot open is 2nd August"
I have been assured they won't let me run out of medication, however, if they have not been told of the changes the consultant made they will not issue those drugs.
Last year it took 2 months to get the saline the hospital prescribed. All because of a simple mistake, my hospital discharge papers said no to saline where they should have said yes.
This change of medication is far more serious, it's to put me on doxycycline for three months.
Meanwhile, why send a text to make an appointment if it can't be done?
Sorry for rant but I'm hot, bothered, sleepless, cross and fed up.