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November 28th, 2007
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From:atreic
Date:November 28th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
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This is the Middlemarch cold. I have had two sets of antibiotics, three different types of ear drops, and two ear syringing appointments. I am just ill enough that Life Is Hard, but not really ill enough to hide in bed.

Oh, and I'm amusingly deaf.

I think I stand as much of a chance at remembering to phone them as anyone else, it is just such a daft system...
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From:emperor
Date:November 28th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
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FTR, I think that you should actually spend some time hiding in bed.
From:yrieithydd
Date:November 28th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Ditto -- you'll get better more quickly. I know it's often against the work culture and maybe I'm just a wimp, but you're taking your germs to work and that could make other people ill. I seem to recall beckyc ranting about people who brought their colds to work and made her really really ill.

Your doctor's surgery is also completely broken. Various doctors' surgeries had that rule because of the government's target of being able to make an appointment within 48 hrs if necessary. This was pointed out to Tony Blair and he said `that's stupid' and told them to change it because that wasn't the intention at all. Remind me which department you work in?

If necessary take this up with your MP (nearly said or AM then remembered you're in another country). It's not how the system is supposed to work. A few times recently, I've made my next appointment before leaving the surgery after the last one. (which reminds me I should think about the next one as I didn't do that last time and I've only got a fortnight's worth of pills left). Of course, what it might be is that they have a system whereby they keep a certain number of appointments each day for booking within 48hrs and all the others are booked up already, but that would surprise me (and in which case they ought to be able to make an exception, but possibly have a policy of not doing).
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From:piqueen
Date:November 28th, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
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I took a day off to go to the doctor and feel sorry for myself when I got the "deaf cold" that's going around. It's horrid isn't it. I couldn't hear properly for nearly 2 weeks.
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