I have been waiting for test results, now into week three. These were Private ones, owing to obstructive attitude by GPs in local surgery. The surgery ( person on desk, maybe the cleaner?) didn`t know anything about any results, but might have had difficulty typing my name into the system. My Christian name is only very slightly unusual, but she had three goes at it and then had trouble with the Surname.
I just phoned the person I was dealing with at the hospital re. the tests, to find she is now on holiday for 3 weeks. But the nice lady I did speak to now tells me they didn`t do the Full Blood Count. She first said it wasn`t ordered, but I know it was because I double checked on the way to the hospital that it was all correct. ( I don`t trust anyone these days...)Then, when she actually looked, it turns out they didn`t take enough blood, so sent the other tests away using the blood they had. Why didn`t they contact me, or the GP who I got to authorise the tests? I could have gone back and given another armful. No one knows.
Why hasn`t the surgery acknowledged the test results which they were sent LAST WEEK ?
I actually feel that when I try any form of interaction with my surgery I enter into a Kafka type Alternate Reality. Do they say to themselves, "Oh it`s HER again.." and act deliberately obtuse?
If my husband had not been standing next to me when I was trying to get the (receptionist?) to get my name right, he would never have believed how difficult it was. I am not a mumbling wreck, either, and with most of my friends and myself being slightly deaf, I tend to speak rather loudly and (I think) articulately.
If I have the FBC done now, after taking a couple of weeks of a multivitamin, will they be all messed up (again) ? I stopped for just over 3 months to have the latest ones. Maybe I`ll just skip it, and hope the other tests come out with some kind of indicative result.
Some days I think I am going mad. This is not helped by my realisation that many people in Public Services just are not capable of doing their jobs properly or are wilfully negligent. I worked for years in Plant Sciences, although in a fairly menial post, and if I had made cock ups, the like of which I have witnessed as an NHS occasional user, I would have been sacked.
Sorry about the rant.
Feeling completely P`d off.
PS. After reading stuff on here, I decided to try some extra Vitamin D3 with K2 and I gotta say, I feel a lot better this week( although still getting the tongue problem). Could that be my trouble, after all? I didn`t realise that VitD "makes" Intrinsic Factor. That opens up another avenue of research. I could send off for a test, I suppose, If I get no joy from the others.