Wednesday, February 14, 2007

This morning

Well, I've been trying since 8am but I finally got through to the doctor's surgery only to be told that there are no appointments left today and did I want to see a nurse practitioner? No thanks, I'd like to see a doctor. I know nurse practitioners are great but they're there for all the routine stuff like stomach upsets and sore throats, to take the pressure of the doctors so they can deal with the more serious stuff. Well, I consider this more serious stuff, so the duty doctor is going to ring me back and hopefully he'll ask me to go down today.

UPDATE: Just got back. Doctor says it feels like a harmless lump and that it may be related to my cold, but because we don't know how long it has been there he can't be sure, so I'm being referred to a specialist at the hospital in Durham.

3 Comments:

  1. Anonymous said...
    Lisa, NP's are "there" for a whole lot more than routine visits. We did not receive master degrees in science just to sooth belly aches!!Get current will ya!!
    Lisa said...
    Ok, so I'm showing my ignorance. In my doctor's surgery they have a big sign saying "Stomach upset? Sore throat? Ask to see the Nurse Practitioner." So it's not really surprising that I got the wrong impression. I still wouldn't have been happy seeing anyone other than a GP with this one,t hough.
    Anonymous said...
    I can see your point.Time for the NP to squash that sign. Hope yor symptoms are nothing serious.

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