When I was making all those hideous phone calls on Monday, I happened to mention to the hospital people, that I had an appointment with my MP (Member of Parliament) on Friday. Casually. In conversation. Which I DO have, by the way. They had told me at that point, that I would possibly get the appointment for the op in the new year. I was restrained. I said very little. There was no point. They hold the power, and seem to wield it as they see fit.
Yesterday, very early, guess what? I had a call from the hospital. Oh, they said, we know you want to be seen quickly, so we THINK we will be able to squeeze you in for the arthroscopy on Thursday. Which Thursday? January, maybe? No. This Thursday. As in tomorrow. As in the day before I am meeting the MP. Irony? Oh yes.
Is this what it takes?
They have told me though, that is COULD be cancelled. MAY WELL be cancelled. But there is a CHANCE that tomorrow it will be done. And believe me, even if I am trundled in to see the MP in a wheelbarrow, I will be there on Friday morning. Oh yes. With all my paperwork. We have a lot to discuss.
For good measure, I popped in to see my GP today,and told her what was going on. She was unsurprised. She grinned. She is a lovely lady and a wonderful doctor, and her frustration has mirrored mine throughout this nightmare.
I am not holding my breath though. I will go through the no food or drink thing from 6am, and have to be there at noon. If I have it, I will be spending the night with my friends afterwards. If not, I will be here. Of course. We will see.
And now for something completely different.....
A young friend of mine is off to LA on Sunday for a holiday. I know that over the past few months, I have seen everyone writing about great autumn magazines, and can I remember any of them? No. Not one.
If you were to recommend one great magazine for her to buy for me, which would it be? Tell me which American magazines you love and why! Which are your favourites? Which can't you do without? We don't get any American ones here. Sigh. I am deprived. I need to know!