It has taken 6 phone calls to the surgery to get them to acutally print the results of a recent blood test. I asked for them to be printed and was told to "pick them up after 5" last week. I then found out the surgery shuts at 5. It is 7 miles away and there is no public transport. I then called in the next working day and was given a print out of last Decembers results.
Is this incompetence or obstruction?
I finally got them today, 12 days after the request. The GP said "you are only just below" for Vit D (25 in a range of 30 to 300) so that is OK!!!! Folate is "fine" at 3.3 (range 3 to 20). I bought my own. I have now found out the GP has given me a prescription for Vit D - 400 something or others for just a month. Now that is incompetence!
I wonder how many other peoples blood results are "fine" as they have not had the results....and they carry on being ill?
One thing that has jumped out at me are the thyroid results and the comments on the results from the hospital.
"As with thyroxine along, be guided by TSH. Short half life of T3 means that its measurement is not usually recommended in this context". It was all over the form that I am taking NDT but with GPs reading this comment on tests, is it any wonder they think T3 is meaningless? I would like to send the "Consultant Clinical Scientist" (whose comment it is) some papers to change her mind - any ideas? Just imagine if we can educate her, it may spread...
Thanks all for your invaluable and continuous support - it means so much!