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Offline KFdancer

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Re: Yearly physicals and dentist
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2017, 11:56:51 AM »
Now the Mom superpowers are coming out!  My MIL has the bottomless purse, including crackers from a flight in 1992.

I basically carry a very expensive bin with me (my handbag).  My husband is amazed at what’s in there.  But then he’s grateful for scissors and measuring tapes when needed!

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Re: Yearly physicals and dentist
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2017, 01:45:42 PM »
My wife doesn't carry a purse at all.  I don't think she even owns one except for a dress up one I gave her.  She does frequently carry a backpack.

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Re: Yearly physicals and dentist
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2017, 01:48:28 PM »
I have to buy smaller purses than I like because otherwise they end up with a lot of crap in them.  I buy ones that can fit a paperback but not a hardback book.  Currently my purse has every lipstick I own and about two dozen loose tic tacs floating around in the bottom of it.
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Re: Yearly physicals and dentist
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2017, 11:44:16 PM »
I found the NHS more hands off until required than my US doctors, but not in a bad way.  A lot of it will depend on area.  I live in London.

No yearly physical.  I am invited for a women's health check every 3 years.  If I don't make the appointment I normally get a follow up letter.  The health check is with the nurse and is a fairly quick heart rate, blood pressure, any problems?, what do you eat, how much do you drink, and pap smear.  The results are mailed within a couple weeks, but I'm told I'd receive a phone call before then if something was wrong. 

The sexual health clinic is a weird one for me.  They deal with my birth control, not my GP, so I see them more frequently.  I have mixed feelings about it, mostly because the clinic is seemingly aimed at younger patients and they like to do drops-in on a first come, first served basis.  I insist on appointments.  The sexual health clinic is also much further away which is very annoying.  The doctors there are wonderful, I can't complain about them.

I did once find a lump in my breast.  The NHS moves quickly!  I was whisked straight for 2 hospital appointments even though I was in my early 30s with no family history of problems.  I don't remember all the details, but the referrals were immediate and I'm sure I was at the hospital in less than 48 hours after casually mentioning the lump.  It was deemed to be nothing, but I still had a follow up appointment and a 1 to 1 with a doctor who went through how to check, what to expect, and what the lump was (it was some type of hormonal bump for me).  The doctors were wonderful and while I felt guilty in wasting their time they were very through and my mistake wasn't a problem to them at all.  I wouldn't hesitate to report another potential issue, even if it turned out to be a non-issue.

My NHS dentist doesn't remind me to have check-ups like my dentist in the US did.  I find that difficult.  I can make appointments however frequently I want though and I like my dentist.  I disliked my previous 2 dentists.  I go about once a year.  I get the teeth check, gum check, questions about what I eat and drink, and if there's any pain.  He does clean my teeth every time which is part of the reason I haven't changed dentists even though I now live an hour away.  I'm offered x-rays every 2 years, though I normally manage to put them off until every 3 years.

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Re: Yearly physicals and dentist
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2017, 11:36:22 AM »
That's my experience with the NHS, when they start getting concerned and in a hurry, you are in serious trouble!

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Re: Yearly physicals and dentist
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2017, 10:42:19 PM »
When I pay for my check up at the dentist they usually offer to book me an appointment in 6 months and e-mail or text a reminder the week before.

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Re: Yearly physicals and dentist
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2018, 09:36:57 AM »
Dentist this morning. Always a marvel with the NHS dentistry. Love it.  Check-up, quick teeth scaling from dentist and a couple of X-Rays for the princely sum of £4.88.  Happy days.

Had a good giggle though, as this is a small place. There is a bit of a turnover in NHS dentists at the place I go to. It's not the place itself, just that most of them are young and go on to other things.  Didn't know who I'd see today and hehe, fellow trombone player, who's come along to brass band a few times. He'd be along more, but the new job has him working late on band nights.  So we chatted the whole time. 
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