I just thought I'd better log in to tell people about today's hospital visit. Briefly, it went well, I'm down for my second new knee on 8th April. they're testing one of my samples in case there's something untoward, but that will be dealt with by antibiotics if necessary and they assured me that wont delay the op.
It was yet another very positive experience of NHS Scotland. Things seemed quite normal although its the Easter holidays, but the technician I saw explained that they'd agreed to work some of the UK bank holidays in exchange for basic holidays, so she was quite happy with that. So was I, being seen quite quickly. My appointment was for 8.30 and we arrived about 30mins early and were seen pretty much immediately.
There was one of those lovely atmospheres (perhaps fueled by the distribution of easter eggs by someone on the staff ?) where people outwith the department are wanting to help. I was in a wheelchair and needed the disabled loo as we left and someone quite unconnected helped my husband to wheel me through the door and offered to wait outside for me. And another man helped me on with my jacket while I was waiting. I find that side of the NHS so wonderfl, sometmes people overcome wth kndness. My keyoard s dong somethng odd sorry.