My Medical - A minor miracle

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Morning :cheerup:

My body is telling me to stop and rest today but my brain is buzzing after my medical yesterday so I just had to tell you guys that sometimes miracles do happen even for us :ok: :wink: :ok:

I felt lousy yesterday and I was so nevous but it turned out to be one of the best experiences I have had for ages :cheerup:

Sorry, I am rambling :oops:

I was interviewed & examined by a Practice Nurse who was a very sweet quietly spoken & genteel looking [i:fb4d5e1b8e]older lady[/i:fb4d5e1b8e] :nurse: :angel:

My original diagnosis (2 years ago) for my benefit was depression so I started off by nervously trying to explain to her about the ME and how I had only recently been diagnosed because I had to change GPs to finally get a diagnosis.

[b:fb4d5e1b8e]Well [/b:fb4d5e1b8e]would you believe that this lady just happened to be an Occ therapist [b:fb4d5e1b8e]and [/b:fb4d5e1b8e]just happened to have friends with ME [b:fb4d5e1b8e]and[/b:fb4d5e1b8e] just happened to be deeply interested in ME and had consequently done loads of research into it :tickle: :lol:

After questioning me about my battle with my original GP she suddenly changed from an angel into a little monster :monster: and started ranting about the lack of understanding and help for ME sufferers within the NHS :twisted:

:lol: :lol: Have any of you fallen off your seats yet :lol: :lol: :lol:

I couldn't believe it, this lady was actually on my side and she understood Us :ok:

I know I am rambling on and I hope you guys haven't got bored yet :oops:

Anyway, after that she insisted on correcting most of my questionnaire answers so that whenever I had stated that I [i:fb4d5e1b8e]try[/i:fb4d5e1b8e] to do various things she corrected them with the fact that I had extreme difficulty and all the time she was muttering about how the NHS should offer more support for ME :evil: :evil:

The interview lasted over 1 1/2 hours and I was totally exhausted but by then I thought I had found a guardian angel in this lovely understanding lady :angel: :rose: :angel:

It just goes to re-affirm something I have always known .........

Doctors may [b:fb4d5e1b8e]think [/b:fb4d5e1b8e]they know everything but it's the Nurses who really know :nurse: and mostly really care.

I hope I haven't rambled on too much but I just had to share a bit of good news for a change :cheerup: :cheerup: :cheerup:

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    I used to love going down to see my sister. She lives somewhere between Weston-super-mare and Bristol. You all know want I mean, a place in the middle of know were, they build a new housing estate in what used to be a field. I used to always get her to take me to cheddar gorge, they make the best cheese and chutneys. The pub there does the best ploughman's lunch in the world. I don't like cider so I can't comment on that.
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    Sorry I forgot to leave my order for my kaftan, I like red and black. I wear pants/ knickers so no need for weights on mine. Anyway my poor body can't cope with weight. At times I struggle to lift a pan of vegetables or potatoes.
  • Posted

    Max Dog and I are going to Weston Super Mare with my friend Jean and her westie, Daisy the first week of June. Just the 2 of us and the 2 dogs. :D

    I think we shall also be paying a visit to a mutual friend in Taunton so we won't be too far away from either Daisy or Kristal. We'll give you a wave :D

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    Oh that sounds lovely Alicia :D :dog: :D :dog:

    I'll make sure I have my binoculars handy so I can see you and wave ! :ok:

  • Posted

    We've got ads for 'Afternoon Tea in South Devon' now :lol:

    Doesn't miss a trick :lol:

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    Lovely I love clotted cream teas so maybe need a bigger kaftan to make room for them smile
  • Posted

    ooh we could go to devon, and then id be close to home too! (cornwall). :D

    kristal, i am so glad you've had some luck. you really were due some after so long struggling with that chocolate teapot of a doctor :evil:

    Trees x


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