This week’s #WOTW and #R2BC

By | September 3, 2015

Another Friday looming, a chance to think about what’s been making me smile this week and sum it up in one word.

Sorted.   That would be my word and here’s why:

1.   The major issue for me that’s being sorted this week is the matter of D’s ongoing injections.   The fact that we were severely let down by the pharmacy responsible for repeat prescriptions meant that an injection didn’t happen in August.  This has had physical and emotional consequences for D and it hasn’t done much for my wellbeing either!

The decision to involve the Pharmacy Regulator was a tough one but a necessary one.  Tough because I don’t like telling tales but necessary because we are by no means the only families  affected by their mismanagement of medications and prescriptions that are really vital to individuals.  

I popped into the surgery to pick up D’s prescriptions and say the pharmacy regulator inspector may be asking them about our case, they (doctors receptionist) apologised to me for it all – they didn’t need to – and said they’d had many complaints about the pharmacy.  She also said “Good for you for taking it forward”, it made me feel that my involving the regulators was justified and that I’m not just doing it for us, it’s anyone who’s also been affected.

The regulators are a bit like inspectors, going in to gauge practices, staff training  be and administration.   They aren’t compensation chasers and that’s not why I alerted them.

So, to pop the prescriptions into a different chemist, have confidence that we’ll be sorted and okay for her injection going forward is a massive relief. 

2.  Both T and D have returned to school, one more enthusiastically (D) than the other, although both had worries of varying degrees this morning.

D’s new teacher is great and she’s fully up to speed on the injection fiasco.  

T is now a year 8, not so much a newbie, now aware of where he needs to be and when.  This next school year will be when he’ll start to choose his options as pupils in his school take their exams a year early – which makes me feel old as I remember very clearly my options meeting.

3.  The football saga still rumbles on but T will have the option of staying within the club or one or two other teams.   He just wants to know where and when and who for, as opposed to all the politics.

4.  I love my children and would go to the moon and beyond for them, strapping on that metaphorical suit of armour that is necessary but ….

To have a peaceful Costa coffee accompanied by a magazine and then a browse around the shops was wonderful! No stern looks and comments from T because I’d deviated from the timetable of events that he needs and no sensory overload from D because there was strangers around.  Just me.   I found a couple of great signs:

I especially like the “smile til your face hurts” phrase.   

I also found these:

and they made me smirk in a “oooh, they look like b**bs” way.   I couldn’t tell you what they were really for! 

How’s your week been? 

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Kim Carberry on 4th September 2015 at 12:49 pm.

I’m glad you have got the injection fiasco sorted…..Good for you for reporting it.

Ahh! My girl has gone into year 8 too and loves not being a newbie anymore.

Those signs are fab and yes those things do look like you know what….hehehe


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 12:10 pm.

Indeed, they still make me laugh if I see that photo in my album x


Merlinda Little on 5th September 2015 at 11:59 am.

Going out in stores is a real treat to me as well! We need this sometimes. Going out and looking at things heals *at least for me) #wotw


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 12:10 pm.

Oh yes, I love a browse, but not so much now with the stores much busier x


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 5th September 2015 at 6:23 pm.

I think you were right to report it, what else could you do, really? Glad you’ve got that sorted and that the kids are back at school, relatively happy! Those signs are spot on 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 12:09 pm.

Thanks, I’m glad that it’s all in the past now and D hasn’t been affected too much by it all x


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