Med Appts Are the New Hot Dates

Definitely not my desk

There was a time when seeing a good-looking doctor could at least brighten the day but now all my doctors are either children or young females so that takes the shine off that.

We are still trying to coordinate carer transport and medical appointments which nearly sent me round the twist this morning. First I have to ring my care service to see when they have scheduled my regular helper because they have a habit of changing times, which I forgive as I am in the habit of changing it too for emergencies so it works both ways.

Then I find we are going to be a bit short of time for the appointment I have made for next week. So I ring back the skin clinic and see if they can bring it forward yes. But I have already put it all in the phone calendar with a reminder an hour before and all that stuff.

So I go back to my care service to say when did they say my helper was starting and they said 11:45 and I said that was good because I now had made made my appointment for 12 15 in Charlestown, pause for thought, I did I say that I’m trying to read my very big print notes which says Gail comes at 11. 15 Dr 11:45. and if that waswhat I have put that in my calendar well that is what it will have to be because I am turning up at 11:45 at the skin clinic whatever.

So that is one appointment done now I have to get ready for my eye clinic appointment that until yesterday I had forgotten about it because I have had visitors and my whole schedule is out of whack and I don’t know what day it is. I would have known today was Thursday if the Gardeners had come yesterday as they always did on a wednesday but now the village has sent the Gardeners packing who were a lovely little team of garden gnomes and have hired contractors who have not been seen yet so the courtyard is becoming a mess without their leaf blower every week. But that is a minor problem.

It was a big mistake to wake up at 6 a.m. and decide to get up to get things done when my brain is decided it’s not going to function till after 11 a.m. .

Today should have been shopping social day with my helper my but I have overspent during my cruise and trips to the garden centre plus the retail therapy handbag previously mentioned and I had my online groceries delivered and paid for yesterday and I have to come up with $500 upfront to have a needle stuck in my eye at 12:45. I think it’s a good idea to curtail the shopping anyway.

Now I did say my appointment was at 12:45 didn’t I?

Later: Sooooo, c can only blame lack of sleep but I was only just showered and dressed when my helper arrived at 11:15 and we set off for the eye specialist and arrived there at 11:45 a.m. Yes you know just 11.45 when I had just said about my appointment was 12:45. Oops. That worked out ok as we had time to go across to the shopping complex and check out the mobile phones at JB Hi-Fi plus HP computer tower I had ordered without actually looking at it and found a new midnight blue Delonghi kettle on special or $69 which I texted to my son would be a great idea for my birthday in September ! Well he gets it at discount.

By then there was only just time to get back for my appointment and my helper had to leave me there aas arranged because it was nearly 2 hours before I actually went in for my eye injection, and after 3pm when my taxi dropped me home $30 poorer. 4 hours of not fun, apart from the laughs Gail and I had along the way.

Such is my social life. The only hot in my hot date was the new date in my calendar and warm latte we got from the bistro next door.

Published by Eunice C English

FormerFreelance journalist. Poet, writer, artist, photographer. Retired and coping with Parkinson's Plus, macular degeneration and other boring stuff but life is still interesting, if a bit of a challenge!

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