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for an intelligent person, I can be pretty stupid. - helen-louise
for an intelligent person, I can be pretty stupid.
I am an idiot! I thought that I had therapy at 2pm today, so I dragged myself out of bed and phoned my parents to try to arrange a lift, because we're having some sort of severe thunder+rain storm and I didn't think it was safe to cycle. Did I check my diary? Nooo. And it turns out my appointment is *tomorrow*. I'm very tired because I couldn't sleep for half the night because of the noise of the storm, but I couldn't really go back to bed at 1.30pm when I have to work at 4pm.

And then the student I was supposed to be seeing at 4 couldn't make it, so I'm not going to her house until 6.15pm. ARGH ARGH ARGH!

And now I not only have an upset stomach from the antibiotics (which are doing very well at killing off my body's own friendly bacteria while not touching my chest infection at all - yes, I am eating friendly bacteria to try to replace them), but I have a period starting as well! ARGH!!!

I was going to make a doctor's appointment this morning to try to get some better antibiotics, but the storm was too bad. Will have to do that tomorrow. Grah.

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barakta From: barakta Date: 10th March 2008 16:40 (UTC) (Link)
Walkin Centre for the antibiotics? It's urgent enough that I'd consider it for myself. It might be worth trying to get an emeregncy appt with GP first as my local walkin will send you back to the GP if you haven't exhausted that option.
baratron From: baratron Date: 10th March 2008 19:59 (UTC) (Link)
I don't think we *have* any Walk-in Centres in Kingston. I'm not even aware of one within Kingston Health Authority's remit (which goes all the way out to Tooting in one direction and Teddington in the other), let alone within Kingston itself.

I just wish my bloody surgery had a better mechanism for booking appointments than "phone at 8.30am". Bah.
barakta From: barakta Date: 10th March 2008 20:42 (UTC) (Link)
DDA? For you the access to phone at 0830 only is completely inaccessible due to a known and noted circadian rhythm disorder and that prevents you from accessing timely and appropriate medical care.

There are online GP booking systems out there now and they are really very cool and useful.. I need to find out what software my old GP used to pass on to a friend at work to tell her GP.
thekumquat From: thekumquat Date: 10th March 2008 21:39 (UTC) (Link)
St Georges in Tooting has an excellent walk-in centre.

Looks like there are two in the borough of Kingston, but they may not do complex stuff.
barakta From: barakta Date: 11th March 2008 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
The NHS Direct website didn't throw up anything for Kingston - on the other hand it has its rubbish moments.

Antibiotics aren't complex, although I do wish they'd do microbiology if they're going to fob people off with amoxy-sodding-cillin.
From: marnanel Date: 10th March 2008 16:48 (UTC) (Link)
Isn't there particularly high risk for YIs if you take antibiotics while menstruating, as compared to generally? I thought I heard that somewhere.
baratron From: baratron Date: 10th March 2008 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
I dunno. I wouldn't be surprised, but I've never specifically heard that. I'll ask the GP when I see one tomorrow, but if it's the same "kiddy" doctor I saw last time, I don't hold out too much hope of getting useful information... And I'm slightly too embarrassed to ask my usual pharmacists, as they Know My Whole Family. Maybe I'll go to a *different* pharmacy to ask!
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