43. Is It Just Me? (Part 2)
This week he suddenly says that he'll try to get to the 2.30 appointment on Friday in time but he's got a doctor's appointment of his own and may be late.
So? Well, at our very first conversations I told him that I really needed to get away on time on Fridays as it was the difference between a £40 ticket and a £140 one.
This time, I gave the receptionist a week's notice that I would need a 2pm appointment if I was going to have extra amounts of vitamin C (it's now 60 ml a day) as the drip takes more time. That was vital so I could catch my train home. She said 'fine.'
But now he's going to be later than 2.30pm. I say 'but the appointment's at 2pm.' Dr. W has no idea about that.'
I check with the receptionist and it turns out that the timing was never checked with him. I am cross. There is also another sign of carelessness in the surgery this week but that is not my story so I'll leave it at that. But I am wondering how I managed to attract this.
I tell the receptionist that I need that appointment at 2pm or I will not be turning up on Friday and will have to miss the final treatment. And that I am very cross.
So, Dr. W says he will try and change his own doctor's appointment. He succeeds in doing so.
Good. I have stood up for myself. At last.