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Old 12-08-2020, 18:10   #11
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thanks alamogirl....

I stopped posting on that other thread quite sometime ago. The split we saw happen on this forum that caused that new forum, has really ended up diluting both! To bad we cannot get everyone on one...as you know when you get to few, most lose interest....

Hope you and yours are doing well....have a great Thanksgiving
I’m sorta back, too. I’ve been sliding for ages and during this year have “lost” three GPs. The GP Practice I have been going to doesnt seem to be able to keep them. The guy I was seeing at the practice who was all up on diabetes, left in Feb, then the one I was (not) seeing (telehealth, covid-19 and all that) left a month ago, and the new one leaves this month. I’ve registered at another GP practice in another suburb but am not happy about having to do so. The two remaining doctors have “closed books” and the practice manager refuses to let me see either of them in spite of having complex medical issues, and mobility problems. (oh dear, this has become a whinge!).

So easy to slide when you havent got supports in place. Glad you’re back div2live and I’m glad I am, too. My HbA1c will be over 7 (my apps suggest around 7.2) but I havent had it done officially since January. The “new” doc gave me a request form, but whats the point... nobody else will be following up from there.

Back on track asap, me.

In the meantime... what split? glad I didnt notice (no, dont tell me, I dont realy want to know)

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Old 12-08-2020, 18:29   #12
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Welcome back, kyteflyer. This has been a tough year to be "good", what with the stress and isolation and a relative lack of medical oversight (especially in your case -- yow, I'd be looking at another clinic, too). I'm glad you've decided you're worth more and are at least thinking of getting back up on the wagon.

If there's some way we can support you, as well, please let us know.

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Old 12-08-2020, 18:31   #13
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Thanks, Steve.. but now I *am* curious. I’ve just noticed that 90% of the forum is either gone or simply not visible to me. [edit] never mind. brain fart!

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Old 12-08-2020, 21:38   #14
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@kyteflyer, the same thing happened to me. My regular primary care physician (PCP) left in Jul. He went back to his family business. I found another PCP. I've been to see her twice. I may look for someone else.

It's been a tough year. I'm looking forward to 2021 because I plan to retire next year. I haven't decided what month. I just know it will be sometime after May.

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Old 12-09-2020, 19:06   #15
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Hi kyteflyer...seems like we have been traveling similar paths... My doctor, advised me he is retiring early next year. No one in his practice I would consider so I am looking for someone new. It is a pain...

Glad your back, maybe we all can pull each other through and get motivated again...sure are still a lot of great folks here!

More later

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Old 12-10-2020, 01:48   #16
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Unfortunately I deleted the photo, but the following is (or was) on a marque of the Hotel Esplanade in Melbourne, Australia:

13: I am the worst number
66: No, I am the worst number
2020: b.i.t.c.h.es, please.

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2020 has certainly been an Annus Horribilis for many people. For myself, as a committed hermit, it has not been as bad as it has been for friends of mine who are real social animals. I’ve just been peeved about the doctor situation. That said, in this area (Hunter Region, NSW, Australia) there has been no active Covid-19 cases for at least 2 months, possibly longer. But once people start coming in from outside the country, all bets will be off.

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2020 has certainly been an Annus Horribilis for many people. For myself, as a committed hermit, it has not been as bad as it has been for friends of mine who are real social animals. Iíve just been peeved about the doctor situation. That said, in this area (Hunter Region, NSW, Australia) there has been no active Covid-19 cases for at least 2 months, possibly longer. But once people start coming in from outside the country, all bets will be off.
I've been working from home since Mar, but every week, we receive an email about someone contracting or possibly contracting Covid . It just doesn't end...one reason why I plan to retire next year!

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I've been working from home since Mar, but every week, we receive an email about someone contracting or possibly contracting Covid . It just doesn't end...one reason why I plan to retire next year!
I'm planning to retire at the end of the year. I wanted to retire last year, but it didn't work out. I'm not working from home. 3 people had covid in my office and if those people hadn't shared it when they recovered and came back I never would have known! No word from administration!

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