I posted a while back that a colorectal procedure that I was due to have had been postponed twice, well, I had a letter giving me a date of admission to a private hospital in Essex, & I didn`t mention it for fear of jinxing myself, & having the operation postponed yet again. It was paid for by the NHS, & the place was more like a hotel that a hospital. It was a bit scary being in an operating theatre fully concious, & I had quite a bit of discomfort despite the local anasthetic I`d been given, so I wimped out & let the doctor give me a shot of Midazolam. I was all prepared to go back home on the tube because I couldn`t afford a taxi, but they put me in a taxi paid for by the NHS, unbelievable! I`m back home now, & not in any real pain, & it`s such a relief to have it over & done with.