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Author Topic: Latest Appointment  (Read 439 times)

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Offline Loa111

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Latest Appointment
« on: January 20, 2020, 06:24:24 am »
Had my ID appointment last week. Think it one before that was later September.

Since I live about 20 minutes drive from the hospital, they normally call me out a few weeks before the ID Doc appointment to do bloods, which means they have up-to-date results for me. However this time they didn't (must have been a messed up somewhere), so no current blood results.

Other than picked up a new batch of meds, it was almost a pointless exercise. Went to see ID doc, always a new registar training, so they tend to ask you the same questions each time, do you smoke etc. (errr did you not read my file?). Of course since this is a busy public hospital I had to wait ages for my appointment.

Then had to wait for the pharmacist to come with the meds, who asks a few routine questions too. Are you taking your pills each day? Are you taking any other medicine etc?

Then had to wait for ages again for the nurse to take my bloods.  Was there over 4 hours which was a bit annoying, so took up the whole day really, and I always feel a bit tense n stressed anyway going to the ID clinic, so took the rest of the day off to be kind to myself.

All in all nothing abnormal to report. It's interesting to note that even though I am still an advanced priority case as my CD4 was under 200 last time, the appointments have become very routine. Other than me taking my pills, and perhaps exercise to stay fit, there's nothing much else I can do, and indeed if my bloods are all reasonable nothing much for the ID Doc to say either.

I am hoping my bloods will be over CD4 200 soon, which means that in 4-6 months I can stop the daily antibiotic.

Back in May for my next appointment so fingers crossed.

Offline fabio

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Re: Latest Appointment
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 07:06:27 am »
Glad you are doing perfect!
This describes my day at the hospital as well 😂. But to me it's more of a thing they do all the time,it's expected. I also miss the ferry because of them too.
Last time they didn't have one of my meds. It's weird though because the pharmacy counter was full of those meds. In the end the Secretary of the ward gave me an extra box she had,because she knew I lived in an island and couldn't get there every other day.
The trainees keep coming at Me,since I am in a university hospital. Once there were some girls that I tried to make them.laugh a bit,because they felt a bit bad for me because I had shingles hahah.

 


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