Monday, July 7, 2014

Bit of a sad morning this morning...........

and not because I had to have a "cavity" filled..........it was questionable at best {SIGH}  We have parted company with not only our dentist but our pharmacist as well.
  
Both were hard goodbye's on our part.  We have been with our dentist for probably 24 years, and had the same pharmacist for at least 20 years.  As I was saying to both, we have watched one another's kids grow up, shared in one another's lives and gave one another hope when things were looking down.

Since moving house we have moved another 20 minutes east of where we used to live.  So today I left the house just after 9 am.  Called in at the pharmacist to pills up some pills and then went to the dentist and had my cavity filled and came home.  I got back in the house around 12 : 45 pm.

Now it's not only the distance we have to travel, but the gas/petrol that is to put in the vehicle.  In the winter we then have to deal with the bad weather as well.  Then to add to everything, we have to dental offices that are actually walking distance from our new home, so I can be in and out of an appointment and be home in less than an hour.

We still have our doctor down there and cannot get a doctor up here, until we part way with our doctor and go on a government list for people without doctors.  Now as everyone knows as soon as you are put on a government list, you may linger there for many a year!!  So that is up in the air at the moment as to what we plan on doing with that situation.

We will also be parting ways with our optician.  That won't be a hard thing to do, as they are the most disorganized bunch in that office, so no tears will be shed there.  I did shed a tear or two though this morning.

Onwards and upwards as they say.........

4 comments:

Jane and Chris said...

We had to do that when we moved here,the almost two hour drive each way was ridiculous.
Jane x

William Kendall said...

It occurs to me that I don't have a regular doctor- I just go to a clinic on campus.

Country Gal said...

That's a shame ! We got lucky as we found all that in town 20 min away from us when we moved here . I hope all works out well and you find others you are comfortable with !

Kim said...

Don't bother with the gov't list - just call around to all the medical centers in your area and ask if they know who is accepting new patients - trust me it will be much faster to find a new Dr than waiting on the gov't to find you one. And it is BS that you have to giv eup one to get another - I have 3 diff Drs in 3 diff cities and I could go see any one of them at any time - all are GPs