I have had a bit of a problem with my GP this week. I am due a hospital treatment, and am being urged by the specialist nurse there to come in for it, but there are additional complications that might make that inadvisable, apart from the risk of catching the virus. I was advised to talk to my GP, whom I have known a long time.
I had a problem making a phone appointment as the receptionist had refused to do so, and I was in tears by the time I put the phone down. I rang the next day and spoke to a different receptionist who made the appointment.
I had the phone appointment with her yesterday and she was frankly offhand almost to the point of rudeness. She said "You will just have to make up your own mind" - which was not at all helpful as there are a number of medical issues that need weighing up that I do not feel qualified to do. And there were long silences during the call when I did not know whether she was waiting for me to say something or she was writing on the keyboard.
In addition, since my OH died in February she has not said a thing - e.g. I am sorry to hear that Mr Lucky died; how are you coping?; is there anything we can do to help? etc. She knows I have a history of depression with on-going treatment.
I found it very upsetting and was quite weepy yesterday as a result - I have tried to tell myself that she is probably under stress at the moment and I should be tolerant. But I do think that next time I need an appointment I will make it with someone else.
I also realise that I am probably feeling very sensitive at the moment as I have a lot to deal with emotionally. I do feel quite let down. I still do not know what to do about the treatment.
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