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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

My Bronchitis

I am sorry I haven't been able to do any new posts for a long time. I didn't have any time for it yesterday and last night when I had decided to blog, when we came home from work, the internet didn't work again. The server at the company had shut down again! *sigh!*

Yesterday I had the appointment with the doctor because of my bronchitis (inflammation in the airtubes). I have used a bronchodilator inhaler for three weeks but my bronchi tubes are still swollen and bring up mucus.
Before that I had antibiotics but it didn't help.

The service at the hospital was excellent. I didn't have to wait a long time and could pass the queue, which didn't feel right but quite egoistic!

When we got the private health card we were told that we will get priority at the hospitals and the clinics but I took it with a pinch of salt , like we say in Swedish.
Now I become more and more convinced. It really seams to be like that!
I feel treated like a minster or a queen or like a VIP every time I have to go to see a doctor! And they always take me to a specialist of the kind of disease I have got.
If you have got the possibility to have a private health card I recommend you to have it! If you live on Tenerife I recommend Mapfree.

First they showed me a room where I could sit down and wait for a while.
I sat there for maybe five minutes and then a nurse came and told me to follow her. We went to the division where my doctor is and when we came in there it was about 4-5 people queuing.
I started looking for a chair and meant to sit down and wait but the nurse opened the door to the doctor and told me to come in.
I felt a little bit on shame in front of the other who were queuing, but the rules are like this and I can't help it!

After doing the examine he stated I need to use the powder inhalator for two more months. Hopefully I am well after that. I got a new appointment in the beginning of October.

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