I found myself at first numb, then after a few hours there were some tears of relief.
At my insistence, which was not welcome, a referral was sent to a surgeon of my choosing.
I only found out because, after weeks, I followed up the request for the referral with a telephone call to the surgeon’s office. I received the happy news the referral had indeed been sent, was received, and that I will have an appointment in the next few months.
I have started a sheet with the questions I would like to ask. The surgeon has access to my test results, all of them, so that the consult will be based on a combination of the latest information, and their expert assessment of that information. The fact that I have a condition that would benefit from such consultation is bad news indeed. BUT the fact that I have been granted a consultation so that I can understand my condition with as much clarity as is possible, is exhilarating news.
I anticipate that I will not need surgery for this issue in the immediate future, at least that is what I am hoping to hear.
Updated on Fri, Jun 3, 1:55 PM
FEELS LIKE 24
A few clouds
Wind 6 W km/h
Humidity 49 %
Visibility 39 km
Sunrise 5:26 AM
Wind gust 9 km/h
Pressure 100.8 kPa
Ceiling 9100 m
Sunset 8:45 PM
There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
Alfred North Whitehead
1861 – 1947
I would say partial-truths rather than half-truths, but that may be nitpicking.