Lovely of you to pop in my friend. Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. Sorry to hear you started your relationship with Parky 18 years ago. That's a long time. Even though I was diagnosed last summer, I'm pretty sure I've had the condition for some time prior to that.
Oh dear, the dreaded waiting room WAIT!!! I hear you on that for sure. However, as I used to be a Reception Supervisor at a GP Practice, I know how these appointments can overrun BUT, COMMMUNICATION....COMMUNICATION...COMMUNICATION is imperative. It kind of eases the blow when we have to wait for an extra hour or more etc.
I concur with your comment regarding incompetence of appointments being lost to follow-up. I know people are only human but when I worked at the surgery, if a patient called to enquire why they haven't received their hospital appointment yet, I would be on the phone immediately with some form of update from the Secretary so I could call them back with any info. My GP showed utter lack of interest whenever I mentioned I was still waiting, passing the onus back onto me to chase up. Which, I don't mind it was just the little problem that I WASN'T GETTING ANYWHERE!!!! Anyhow, all resolved now and things are now moving in the right direction.
Aww bless your beloved for putting her foot down firmly. That's hard to believe a whole 2 hour wait without anyone thinking to query your appointment details. Hopefully all went well when you did attend?
Hiya JP *waves*
Thanks for the laugh. I 'kneeded' that haha Yep, I'm full recharged and raring to go come Wednesday. Nipped into Town earlier and think I unintentionally drifted into a bus lane. Seriously I didn't realise until too late. I guess a nasty fine may be on it's way to me. Hubby will flip
Hope you are well and over the man flu by now.
See you all soon.