MODERN LIFE AND MY MENTAL HEALTH.

I HAVE JUST COME BACK FROM THE HOSPITAL WHERE I ATTEMPTED TO HAVE MY YEARLY BLOOD TEST AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE FACT THAT I AM COMPUTER SHOUTING, I AM EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY.

Luckily I am very healthy and one of the things I don’t have is high blood pressure but modern life is going out of its way to see that I do have it; and breath…………………

Thinking calming thoughts I think I am in a position to continue, now where was I?

Everyone nowadays seems to have to have a yearly check up with the Doctor, although as I have mentioned before in a previous post I would have thought the appointment would be better taken up by someone who is ill, however I digress.

The consultation with the Doctor was done on the telephone due to Coronavirus and when it was finished he requested that I come to the surgery and pick up the form for my blood test at the local hospital which I did the next day.

Once again due to Coronavirus one was not allowed into the surgery and I was given my form at the door by what I assume was a receptionist and following the usual procedure I had nothing to eat or drink 12 hours before the test the next day.

When I arrived at the Hospital I found like the person in front of me who had just been sent by her Doctor that they were no longer doing walk in blood tests whereby you take a ticket and when your number is called in you pop, they take the sample and you bugger off home, simples!

Having gone to the bother of fasting from last night I was BLOODY LIVID AND COULD FEEL MY BLOOD PRESSURE RISING ESPECIALLY WHEN I WAS HANDED A PIECE OF PAPER WITH THE DETAILS OF WHERE I COULD BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ON LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At no time did the Doctor or the receptionist mention I had to make an appointment so I assumed they would have some sort of socially distanced queuing system, I would have appreciated being told before and what made matters worse was the nurse informed me the booking system had been in force for a year now and I feel certain that if the Doctor were to check my notes he would see no mention of a psychic ability.

ALL I CAN SAY IS IF THE DOCTOR IS UNABLE TO REMEMBER TO MENTION YOU HAVE TO BOOK AN OPPOINTMENT WHEN HE SENDS YOU FOR A BLOOD TEST HOW CAN I HAVE ANY FAITH IN HIS ABILITY TO REMEMBER TO LOOK AT THEM WHEN THEY COME BACK.

NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY KEEP GOING ON ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, I HAD THOUGHT IT WAS JUST THE SNOWFLAKES BEING PRECIOUS BUT AT THIS RATE IF LIFE CONTINUES TO BE THIS RIDICULOUS, IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE I TOO AM AS MAD AS A HATTER!!!!!

In The Psychiatrist's Chair - Blog Bellew

About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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5 Responses to MODERN LIFE AND MY MENTAL HEALTH.

  1. You have to apply six months in advance to become mad as a hatter!

  2. Ade-Oluwa says:

    Don’t forget to breathe, sir.

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