After 6 weeks and 9 phone conversations with 2 hospitals trying to find out if I am actually in the system for my next spinal surgery today I had a letter, offering me an appointment with the consultant next Thursday. I think everything fell apart when the consultant tried to help by saying that a phone call to his secretary would be sufficient so that I didn't have to travel all the way to Exeter simply to be told that yes I am suitable for the operation and that the risks are the same as lat time. Hopefully I will be moved right up the waiting list to wherever I would have been if I had been put on the list 5 months ago. If not then I will have to make a big fuss and go ahead with making an official complaint. After all I did everything I was asked to do.
This morning was spent sorting through things both from the kitchen cupboards and from the sitting room. At last I have been given the all clear to take 2 printers to the dump. 1 does need a new part but the other is working and only needs new ink cartridges but the cost of those is nearly the same as a new laser jet printer if I wanted a printer. At the moment either Peter prints b&w for me or I do colour prints at school. Almost all my printing is for school anyway.
The sun was out in the afternoon so I set to work with the strimmer. The garden looks a bit bedraggled now as the grass on the paths had grown a foot or more. Last time I tried to strim I found I needed a new part (which only took a couple of days to arrive) but then it rained and rained and the grass kept on growing. I also did some mowing though Peter says he will do the rest tomorrow.