Here's the thing.... the RNS gave us pathology forms PALMS.
They also told us it is better not to do the blood tests on the same day as the chemo.
There is no PALMS in the Blacktown area, so I rang my GP and arrange an appointment after much stuffing around. They didn't want to do it for legal reasons I don't begin to understand. He isn't my mums GP.
So today I take my very frail mum to the local GP. He doesn't do the tests but sets up home collection. All good except she has chemo on Monday and I said "oh so they'll come today" and he said "or tomorrow" which is Saturday.
So it gets to 4pm today, and I think... hmmm might just ring up the new pathology place and check (head office where the DR sent the faxes). "No sorry we don't do home visits on Saturday and I can't see you on the list for Monday."
I tell the girl why this is a problem, re the chemo on monday,and the fact the GP wouldn't do it, and she says that the legal issue that the GP brought up doesn't exist any more due to legislation passed last year. I could scream, again.
So I ring the local MEDILAB to double check they are open tomorrow and yes they are, but no close parking. I am now worried that we'll get there and they won't do it, and I'll have dragged my poor mum around for nothing.
I decide that perhaps we should just drive to the closest PALMs which is RYDE HOSPITAL. So I ring and make sure they are open and can do it.
All ok... no problem.
Except that I have to drive to Eastwood.
I'm so cranky with my GP, I rang to give them the "news" and a piece of my mind, but luckily the receptionist I'd been dealing with was gone for the day so I just said ok and hung up. Probably better in the long run.
I don't need this &*%t...
Why is it so hard........
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.