So, the hospital yesterday was just dandy. They already knew that my teeth needed sorting: they already knew about the cancer. So I got to answer a whole lot of questions to which the answer was ‘no’.
Are you allergic to anything? No.
Do you have heart problems? No.
Have you ever had a heart attack? No.
Have you [...]
Progress indeed, my friends.
This morning I went to see the consultant about my tooth, on as day so wet and gloomy that the tops of the wind turbines were lost in low cloud. I was feeling pretty miserable myself, at the thought of Yet Another Attempt To Explain Why The Tooth Thing Is So Complicated.
My tooth has been so problematic for such a long time that I’ve made the mistake that I so often counsel others against or coach them out of: I had made a whole lot of bad assumptions before I started.
I assumed that the whole thing would be Really Difficult, so when I called the surgery, [...]