I am so fed up! Because I had to use the M25 to get to my Rheumy, I arrived 30 mins late to find he had disappeared having finished the clinic. Everything seemed against me getting there. There were 3 accidents on the M25 and then when we came off it to avoid the jam, we got stuck in Dorking with another! When I tried to ring the Hospital to warn them that I would be late the switchboard could not get through to the clinic- I have since discovered that their phones were not working. They sent an e-mail which wasn't received either, and I left a message on the secretary's voicemail which didn't get through either.
When I got there to discover that no Rheumys were there, I broke down and cried ( and cried and cried). This was a long awaited appointment that had been brought forward because I have been in so much pain lately and was pinning all my hopes on seeing Dr. Hughes and finding some resolution. The HCA and Rheumatology nurse were lovely and, after I had left , the nurse rang me to say that they had booked me in for another appt. on 9th March which is amazing! I have to rearrange all my work appointments, but they have been so helpful and kind.
Here's hoping for no hold ups next week.