Sunshine Coast, Fit and dangerous.

Wednesday 28th April 2010.

When we first got here I did my usual thing and went to the doctor for a Flu-Vac, as I do every year, and when we got there, yes Linda came in for one as well, we found that there was yet another new doctor in the surgery. Linda not preferring the two existing male GP’s, her preferred female left a couple of years ago, decided that we should try the new doctor, and she does seem to be ok, young but very knowledgeable. Anyway the usual thing happened when visiting a brand new doctor, as we do on occasions during our travels, they send you off for some blood test etc. as they haven’t done it before, or some reason, and I do comply because the tests can’t do any harm and should be done regularly anyway. I went back for my results today and came home feeling rather good, as all tests were good to excellent, even my diabetic test indicated over the past 3 months my levels have been well in the satisfactory range, surprising considering my levels were high for some reason a couple of days before the tests. An incident happened again, as it has with other GP’s, with my cholesterol readings:- She didn’t believe the readings, being as good as they were, for somebody overweight like myself and the fact that I am diabetic, but I assured her that this has been the case many times before and my cholesterol levels have always been very good. This all makes me feel all the better considering I am now putting on a few years, but I guess it does show that the life-style change we adopted back 10 years ago has done nothing but good for me at least.

The stress one gets from the following incident doesn’t help the health though. We have noticed over the last six months or so that we haven’t been getting mail from Centrelink, or what we do get is addressed to our residential address instead of our postal address. If they send our mail to our residential address there is no guarantee that we will get it as we could have moved on from that address, and it seems that this has been the case over the past few months. I have, over time, made several enquiries at different offices regarding this and have always gotten the same response:- “It’s all ok now, your mail will go to your postal address