This is for anyone back home who reads this blog. My chronic complaint has recently become acute and so I trotted off to see the doctor yesterday. As soon as I mentioned one of the symptoms I have been living with for nigh on 8 years, the doc shot up out of his chair and said he was getting me an urgent referral to a surgeon. I had absolutely no chance of speaking to him about other issues. In fact, he was blatantly uninterested.
It seems then I am to be referred to a specialist, who will no doubt find nothing and tell me to just “live with it” as the other medicos have done previously. Now you know why I hate going to see the doctor: they make mountains out of molehills and cause more trouble than they cure. Anyways, I may be offline for a while. So, don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from me.