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I really need some advice

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by bgowler, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. bgowler

    bgowler · Member

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    hey everyone,
    found out this morning that the earliest appointment I can get at my doctor's for tests is thursday afternoon as apparently it's "not an urgent issue" but i'm meant to be travelling to italy at about 6am on friday and will be away for a week with no phone signal!
    is there any way I could ask for an earlier appointment as i'm going away??

    any help with how to get my doctor to listen would be really helpful =)

    Becca
     
  2. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Contact the surgery and explain the situation and how worried you are about it,see if that will change their minds.
     
  3. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    They should help if you explain how anxious you are.I thought they wre supposed to give you an appointment within 48 hours
    Hana
     
  4. bgowler

    bgowler · Member

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    problem is our surgery use this stupid automated booking service thing so i can't actually speak to a real person i don't think! (they just shove you on the earliest booking they have at that time)

    my sis is going to phone up at like 3am tomorrow when she wakes up to try and get me a better appointment but if not i'll have to go down there and try to talk to someone!

    Becca
     
  5. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Not at 3am :? I hope!
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  6. bgowler

    bgowler · Member

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    haha no hopefully not
    she just doesnt sleep very well and it's something for her to do if she's awake!

    Becca
     
  7. Sweet3x

    Sweet3x · Well-Known Member

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    had you actually considered going down to the surgery and making the appointment in person?

    I'm not sure why you are asking on these forums, though. Surely this is something that you should be able to sort out without asking those who don't know the circumstances, or the situation in your local surgery?
     
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