In contrast to yesterday the weather today was wet and blustery, certainly in the South West where they had horrendous floods. Here it was just a miserable day weatherwise but hectic for my part. First thing this morning two men came to remove the generators are servicing but had considerable trouble getting it out, from the wood store. However, they succeeded in the end so hopefully will not be too long before we are up and running with our own standby electricity.,
Then, mid-morning, Doreen my secretary. came to catch up with filing and other paperwork.
Just after lunch, my GP, Dr Lort, came to run over a list of the issues raised by Dr Michael Long (my Australian friend) following his observations during our recent trip to Thailand. Also, to follow up on a couple of issues raised by Papworth Hospital following my recent hospitalisation there This was a helpful visit in as much as tomorrow I go to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for my quarterly MND assessment. Dr Lort was extremely helpful and very thorough, Addressing a number of minor physical issues which have been troublesome.
Mid-afternoon an optician arrived for a domiciliary eye test, long overdue, as my reading eyesight has clearly deteriorated. I always knew I had cataracts growing in both eyes but when they’ve been looked at previously it was decided they were not bad enough to operate on. However, as a result of a thorough eye test today the optician was of the opinion that it would be well worthwhile having the cataract on the left eye dealt with and will be contacting Dr Lort to make the referral
What a day! ./
To balance all his medical nonsense I should say that today’s newspapers are full of the engagement of Prince William, our future king, to Kate Middleton, a commoner he met at St Andrews University nine years ago, thus breaking with tradition whereby royalty always marry Â royalty or aristocracy. Let us hope that this marriage is a little more successful than his father’s!