Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Dentist v Doctor
My last post mentioned I was going to the dentist and mouth ulcers that I have had for some time. Now have discovered not ulcers, but gum infection under two teeth, one a wisdom that has moved closer to its neighbour. Unless mouthwashes clear the infection there is the possibility that both teeth may have to come out under local anaesthetic. General anaesthetic no good with lungs.
This morning so fed up with still painful mouth, so went to GP but he cannot prescribe antibiotics to clear infections around teeth, prescription has to be issued by the dentist. Apparently Doxycycline which I'd been taking until day before dental visit doesn't work on gums, just lungs. Phoned the dental surgery before lunch, cannot speak to dentist, all messages through the new receptionist and I have to wait for a phone call back later in the afternoon. Yes, dentist will issue a prescription, no it cannot be sent to the chemist from whom we collect our other prescriptions, and no, it cannot be put in an envelope and sent to me. So tomorrow the piece of paper, must be collected before one o'clock because they have a half day on Wednesdays.
Perhaps it is a good thing that the work on removing a fireplace, inserting a chimney liner and installing a gas fire didn't start today at Pixie Towers after all (the lead guy is ill) so we can drive to the next town to collect a chit that in any other business today would have been sent electronically. At the doctors he 'wrote' a prescription, we went to the chemists, some 10 minutes walk away, then returned to collect the medication after a very quick whizz around Waitrose.
Next time I hope to say something more cheerful, in the meantime, look out on Friday for publicity for the Blood Transfusion Service with the theme that Blood doesn't grow on Trees. I'm not involved in any way, cannot even give blood anymore, just to say there is a link with a Knitting Group I attend once a month.
Posted by PixieMum at 23:39