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Leave it to the Terrier 
14th-Oct-2004 08:05 pm
While queuing for the dog food in Pets'R'us (not really, but I can't remember the name of the store, it changes its name so often), I was browsing through the book about Jack Russels. Seems they're very good at diagnosing illness and injury. Even though my little terrorist isn't a thorough-bred, he's spent most of the evening washing the GSD's front paw. I know that it's inflamed - some sort of allergy. He also attacks MWNN's gammy ear from time to time and he's been spot on a number of times about my dodgy chest. So, I think I'll take my medical complaints to him in future and get them all sorted at once.

What spurred this musing? An earlier conversation with the doctor's receptionist. I'm due for a smear test, the 'flu jab and want to talk to the medic about another minor problem. Can I get all three done on the same day? Can I buggery. I need to have the flu jab done before I go in to meet with the lunatics people who are going to the Halloween Bash, on the 29th. I can have the jab on the 21st. And the Smear? Not until the 1st November. And the medic? The 2nd. So, that's three days mucked with instead of just one. MWNN suggested that when the new IT provision is in place, things will be better even more chaotic.
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14th-Oct-2004 12:32 pm (UTC)
Inefficient bureaucrats.

I thought the system of nurses clinics for the jabs and tests was a really good one - saving doctor's time. Turns out it's different nurses doing different clinics, on different days - wasting patient time. If I weren't retired, I'd have to take two mornings and one day off work to have what could have been done on one day.
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14th-Oct-2004 01:35 pm (UTC)
I missed every Wednesday afternoon for years. One of the reasons I can't use a sewing machine (Needlework in Lower School) and not very good at games either (PE in 6th form). At least I knew it was always going to be Wednesday afternoon for physiotheraphy and training sessions. (gunky lungs)
14th-Oct-2004 03:55 pm (UTC)
I was staying at a hotel and I fell over. Their dog kept trying to lick my scab.
15th-Oct-2004 01:19 am (UTC)
Oh, but that was eeeasy. You'd already got the wound. Some dogs can diagnose before the human is aware of the problem.
15th-Oct-2004 01:54 am (UTC)
It healed well after that though.
15th-Oct-2004 01:13 pm (UTC) - Flu jab
I had a bit of a tummy bug and needed "Paspertin" you need a prescription for it. I begged the chemist and he gave it to me on condition I bring the prescription next day.
Yesterday the doctor's nurse gave me the prescription without any problem, but, then said "and how about the flu jab" and within five minutes I had my flu jab.
15th-Oct-2004 01:48 pm (UTC) - Re: Flu jab
See, the difference is, you don't have to put up with the National Health Service. Your medical service isn't free at the point of delivery.

Hope your tummy bug has cleared up.
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