The NYT has lost interest and has reverted to sending me the usual blah emails. I think they realize that they have a problem they cannot solve and are hoping that at some stage I will just go away.
I have focused on a new problem – which is getting an appointment with a doctor. This is not as easy as it would seem to be as the doctors here are very busy and most are not taking new patients.
There is no such thing – as far as I can see – as rocking up to a doctor’s surgery and waiting to see him or her. You have to ring to make an appointment and then wait at least two weeks to get in. You also have to describe your symptoms to whoever is making the appointment.
Perhaps they turn you away if they think you are not sick enough?
I had an appointment for yesterday but it was cancelled because the doctor was taken ill – they did not tell me with what - but he apparently had to go to the emergency room.
I have to wait another two weeks to see him – and no – no other doctors were available.
This is not a good country in which to be sick.
Meanwhile I broke a tooth and have to go to the dentist. It was easy to make an appointment but I had to fill out a five page form online. It included questions about my medical condition, previous operations, current medication – and was I happy with my smile?