Mums throat has gradually got a bit more sore during the week. The pain has been worse overnight with trouble with her lying flat and she has spent the past three nights awake tossing and turning. She woke up in a lot of pain, and even considered going to the hospital. Instead she decided to ring her doctor, who wasn't working, but another dr would fit her in. At the moment, they ring you back at home for a phone consultation to see if you need to come in. The doctor agreed to see mum and she headed down for her face to face appointment.
Once at the doctors surgery mum had to don a mask to sit in the waiting room, which wasn't busy and she only had to wait 5 minutes to see the doctor. After an examination and chat mum was then sent for a blood test. The doctor agreed that mum might have an infection or abscess so wanted a couple of checks done. The blood test was quick even though mum has tricky veins, the phlebotomist found them pretty quickly. The good news is that the visits here are pretty cheap. To go to the GP is NZ$65 about $30US or 30 pounds. The blood test is free, and the three prescriptions that mum had to get were NZ$5 each.
Mum was astonished reading some tweets from people in the US waiting 13 days to get Covid swab tests back. Mum has had two tests done , both were free and results available within 24 hours with the results texted back to her phone.
So fingers crossed, mum has a little more pain relief and will try to get some rest tonight. I am sick of her tossing and turning, I try to snuggle next to her but she is wormy squirmy.