You may remember my being bullied by dental NHS doc into agreeing to extraction by local, when I wanted it be sedation. Well my lovely dentist was appalled and sent me to the local sedation clinic for the chronic terrified and today I had surgery, under sedation! A breeze. Wonderful people. They listened. To my nervous babbling with good humour. Treated me with respect and care and I feel like I conquered Everest.
Apart from the fact that I am flying on Tramadol and Zapain, I am fine and so happy someone was there for me both dentist and clinic. There is good care out there.
ALSO on the GP front! Had to go to docs cos of side effects to Gabapentin. Uesless on his hols so saw a young GP who listened! And she ordered a urine sample to see if I had microscopic traces of blood there, cos us chronics tend to do.
I did not know about that! What? Being proactive with me?
PLUS she was right! Not only that but she has caught the start of a urinary infection (oh joy), but she did something proactive. Cant remember that happening before! Ssoooo she has agreed to take me on! She is young but keen. Said "an interesting and challenging patient is always welcome!" So watch this space. She might stop me from uprooting my family from a practice we had loved in the past, to go into the unknown! You guys been praying for me? Huh? Cos my prayers were answered twice in a row!
Thanks so much for all your tips and advice which I truly valued. They kept me going in my worst hours. Love you all.
A happy footy, who'da thunk? GETTIN!