Well, today we had our medicals and I am sooooooo glad it is over and done with. We left home at 9.30 (in 2 cars coz there was 8 of us as Petes 2 had to come aswell) Had to first of all go to have x-rays at the Claremont hospital in sheffield. Gave ourselves 1.5 hours to get there, should only take an hour but got mega lost and it took 2 hours to get there. Had x-rays done with no probs. Niamh all this time was crying, she cried all day!! Then thought it would only take 20 mins to get to the Duke medical centre in sheffield but nooooooooooo it took an hour as we got so lost AGAIN!! Signposting in Sheffield is awful. I thought we would be ok as where we had to go was near where I used to work but they have changed all the one way system!
Anyway, I can't praise the Health centre enough as they were fantastic, so organised and knew exactly what to do. 4 of us saw one Dr, 4 saw another so was great. They (including the receptionists) were excellent with the children, even Sophie who couldn't wee on demand. Got the all clear from the medicals, no mention of my weight either :o
Off we went to McDonalds with the promise that we would take a wee back for Sophie. This we did and set off home. Left at 4.30 and got home at 7pm. For those of you that know Sheffield it took from 4.30 til 6.05 to get from one end of the Parkway to the other, al this time Niamh is screaming, she eventually falls asleep and Joe starts and Jack and Sophie start getting upset as they are soooo tired. I had to stop 20 mins from home and feed Joe as he was going a dark shade of purple crying!! Now they are all asleep and poor Pete had now got a 3 hour round trip to take his two home.
Medicals in all cost £288 for 4 x-rays, £83.89 for blood tests and £681.48 for the medicals so total of £1053.37. Not bad really for 8 of us.
I never want to go through that again although I would highly recommend the Duke medical centre for your meds.
Anyway I will stop waffling now as I bet you are bored stupid.