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Why Is Everything Such A Big Fight ?

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Beaver79
Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 20,090 Disability Gamechanger
I am having a nightmare day.
I phoned the doctors at 8.01am was 23 in the queue. So left on hold let the dog out made a cup of tea was then 15 in the queue. I got though after 20 minutes to be told no appointments left. If I told them what the problem was they could direct me somewhere else. I refused and told her my systems which seemed to send up a red flag somewhere and I managed to get a phone appointment for between 1 and 3pm this afternoon. 

Then I phoned the vets my dog needs his annual booster. I asked for an appointment for tomorrow no appointments. I could phone 8.00am tomorrow for an on the day appointment. This is the vets. I asked for the first bookable appointment  next Tuesday at 8.30am. I hung up otherwise I might have said something very bad. I calmed down and rang back just as well I had not given my name. I asked for an appointment for Wed 13 March and got two choices 9.30am or 2.20pm. I took the 2.20pm.

I am now exhausted.

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 2,213 Scope online community team
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    Sorry you're having such a rough day @Beaver79! It's so hard to get through to doctors these days. Glad you were at least able to get a phone call in the end, but horrible how much you had to fight to get there. And to have to go through the same thing with the vets, I don't blame you for feeling exhausted!

    Take care of yourself today, sounds like it's time to put your feet up! Hope your day gets better <3 
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  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 20,090 Disability Gamechanger
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    Quick update I had my phone conversation with the doctor and I need a face to face appointment. This is at 9.50am tomorrow. I need a lie down. 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 50,342 Disability Gamechanger
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    What a night mare  it's always a palava with drs but I'd expect the vets to be more accommodating 
  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 7,237 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Beaver79
    It’s unbelievable the carryon you’ve had just to get an appointment with a doctor. 
    Glad you weren’t pushed into getting redirected somewhere else.
    I think the worlds gone mad sorry you had bother with the vets too. 
    Good luck for tomorrow with the doctor. 

    ❤️
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 20,090 Disability Gamechanger
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,646 Disability Gamechanger
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    Is it me or is life just getting harder and harder ?
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 20,090 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think it is @woodbine I thought the vets would be easier as you have to pay.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hope they can get you all fixed up at the doctors tomorrow @Beaver79 and you feel better soon!! <3 It's silly really, if they'd just seen you in person today then you wouldn't need a second appointment tomorrow! They're just making more work for themselves!!! 🤦

    I'd never have guessed it's just as hard getting a vet appointment 😲
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 20,090 Disability Gamechanger
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    It is silly @Biblioklept It has never been so hard getting a vet appointment before. I have been going to this vets for 15 years with one pet or another.
    I think it was just one of those days.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,682 Disability Gamechanger
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    I don't know how much vet appointments cost but I don't imagine they're cheap either which makes it even more annoying that they're not being flexible!! Sending good luck for the doctors tomorrow @Beaver79 <3 

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