Saturday, 7 April 2012

Mad as a Box of Frogs

Last week I went for my medical about my fitness to carry on working, and boy was that a waste of time!

Himself had to come with me as I find it far to stressful to go to new places on my own. 
Had to travel all the way to Portsmouth, and it then took me 25 minutes to hobble to the building where my medical was taking place from the train station.

By the time we got there, I was in serious pain and could barely walk. Thankfully there was a lift, so no stairs because I really don't think I could have walked up them if there were!

As I booked in 15 minutes before my appointment, this woman came out and said "Are you Dawn? I want to get this started as I want to go home"

We followed her in shocked silence, as this is my future we were there to discuss. Not some minor medical matter!

She didn't seem to know exactly why I was there, luckily I had taken my previous medical reports which as she read, spent the whole time singing in a rather flat tone "Dum Dee Dum Dee Dee" and doing it even when typing her report.

The whole time I'm sitting there feeling like I'm facing "The Executioner" 

She was very unsettling and hardly asked me any questions, just looked at my repeat prescription form and said  "I don't understand how you can be here and awake on Morphine and all your other drugs"

I replied "Because I've just got to get on with life, haven't I" in a rather aggressive tone, so Himself informed me when we left. Oops!!!

I'm not going to bore you with the whole interview although it was rather too short I felt for such an important matter!

She couldn't make a decision, so now I've been referred to see a Doctor for yet another medical, I can't believe how much I'm being jerked around. I'm happy to work, I've never complained about not being able to manage my job.

This whole process is so very very stressful!!!

It's making me feel totally unwell, I'm unable to sleep because of the worry of losing my job and how I will support myself!

Hopefully the Doctor I have to see, will be able to finally make a decision so I can get on with the rest of my life!!!


  1. Wow, Dawn, I was wondering what had happened. Sounds most unsatisfactory. Keep us posted.

    All best wishes,
    Lesley x.

    1. I sure will, writing about it helps to relieve the stress of it a little.

      Considering it is going to be such a life changing decision, I feel I'm being treated pretty poorly, due to lack of information and being given the runaround.

      Hopefully will know one way or the other in 10 days time..

      Dawn xxx

  2. Fingers crossed Dawn and look forward to hearing 'the decision' soon. I hope it is a good result.

  3. Hey Dawn, have a look here
    Lesley x.

    1. Just seen Lesley and commented.

      Thank you so much for my VBA, now to figure out my list.

      Dawn xxx


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