I had a phone call this morning from my GP surgery, and I thought it would be for the annual health check appointment which I should have had every year since I was 40 - and haven't.
No - it was someone asking about the flu jab.
I am pretty certain that I went to the open clinic to have it not too long ago, and I was given the pneumonia one as well, but I did not argue - the caller wanted me to decline it anyway.
I asked about the appointment around my birthday, just over 2 weeks away - nothing on the system.
Perhaps it is another department or another computer list - but I really think it is getting beyond a joke now.
Surely after diagnosis there should be some follow up - I was diagnosed in 2016 and have not seen my doctor since then.
Admittedly my family are mostly long lived and healthy, but even so it is getting rather concerning.
A friend of mine at the folk club was telling us that he was chided for being so pessimistic and having 'do not resuscitate' on his notes after a recent small operation. He had never been consulted about it, and most definitely did wish to be resuscitated in the event of needing it.
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