Mum says that a lot of you were surprised that here in New Zealand, people have to pay to visit their GP. Going to the public hospital is free, if you needed emergency surgery or treatment in the ED, or cancer treatment it is all free. Mum doesn't mind paying for the GP, as you get good service here. Most times mum has managed a same day visit, and the doctors are all super helpful. Mums GP wasn't working on Friday but another doctor saw her, after an initial phone assessment. She arranged blood tests and contacted mum twice yesterday to offer mum support and check she was ok, and offer some imaging if things don't get better. Today mums GP was in contact with her regarding the blood tests and follow up. All great service from one appointment.
So while mum has been stuck at home recovering she has learnt a lot. She has learnt about the Bongo, an Antelope that is protected, but is surviving at the Sydney zoo. She has learnt that Vancouver real estate is very expensive - too much Love it or List it Vancouver. She was surprised at the amount of cities in the US where you can buy a fixer upper for a song and do renovations so cheaply. She has been looking at lots of websites and twitter, and ordered some masks because things are good here now, but can go bad so quickly and easily - best to be prepared.
And she has managed to give me lots of pats and brushed my furs. Purrfect.