I have some pretty complex health problems. I called the GP surgery last week, she said my usual GP was not there that week, to call on Tuesday if I wanted to talk to her (she doesn't work Mondays). She still isn't back, and my carer asked for another GP, who was there, who does know me and is good with lung conditions, which is one of my queries. A GP in training turned up, made 3 mistakes just in writing a script for cystitis, which I only spotted because I know more than I want to from a long history of cystitis. Scary, I dont think he should be doing visits on his own. I cant complain, chronically sick, i'm not in a position to take risks! I tried to explain about the lungs problem. I could see he wasn't getting it, and I gave up. I called the surgery back later this afternoon and just asked when would my GP be back. She said maybe a week or 2. Before she goes on leave, especially extended leave, she lets me know. I think she's ill. Nobody knows me like she does. My lung condition was diagnosed in 2011, after 3 years in & out of hospital as well as 3 years on steroids, and it is rare, especially for women, + my age. I recently joined the Healthunlocked British Lung Foundation website, once again the site has some lovely people keen to help. None of them had heard of my condition, but I managed to talk to a specialist nurse from BLF. It is very rare, and like FM is still not really understood. Oh Lord what what on earth do I do now. That other GP, he is a good GP with a lot of experience, and recently cut his hours down to one day a week. Which was today obviously. I dont know what to do. I cant sleep. I cant relax. Tulip xx
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