22 Oct 2019 instead of the cardiac MRI I was booked for, my cardiologist informed me he was booking me for an angiogram 'in three weeks'.
Every morning the post arrived but no letter with a booking date. Fearing the letter had gone astray and as this is the morning of the 'three weeks' date, I telephoned the cardiology desk at the infirmary I go to for appointments. They gave me the number of the hospital department where the procedure will be done, saying they only see my infirmary appointments on their computer.
I rang down to the hospital and was told 'Oh, we've not sent the letter yet but you're booked for 20th November 2019 at 0800 and your cardiologist will be performing the procedure.'
So, I have to the evening of the 19th to: clean the house completely, post off the Christmas parcels going to the US and New Zealand, finish making and wrapping the Christmas presents (most are bought gifts but there is some sewing left to do), stock the freezer with 7 days worth of home-made ready meals for my husband 'just-in-case', and pack a just-in-case bag for hospital.
Chasing up is not my favourite thing to do, I usually 'just wait patiently'. But this time I want as much preparation (mental and physical) time as possible so I'm glad I telephoned this morning.