With the exception of highly valued friends, who are currently practicing medicine in the UK, and anyone who I haven’t seen in a professional capacity since I moved to Granville, but I am currently really pissed of with the Bulk Billing GP species.
Again I am dealing with dueling diagnoses. It’s not glandular fever, Grouchy Granville GP confirmed that with a blood test.
I have Iron Deficiency.
Which he told me by printing off a script, telling me I needed iron tablets, and practically shoving me out the door. I haven’t had low iron EVER in my life, no matter how horrible my diet, or what I did to myself (night clubbing all night, living on boiled rice, mars bars and beer….). So this is a) a bit of a shock, and b) something I feel like I need a bit more information about.
Like – how low was my result? Am I really deficient and at risk of anemia, or do I just need to eat more spinach and kiwi fruit? Like – should I stop giving blood for a while? Are the iron tablets made of animal products? Because I think I’d rather have a steak than a tablet if I’m going to be killing a cow anyway. And how about how long it will take till I feel better. Maybe – is there an underlying cause that bears some investigation?
And maybe – how the hell can I find a GP that actually gives a shit about my health?
Here is a picture of a small boy eating a banana on the roof of a car.