"Earth’s distant orb appeared the smallest light that twinkles in the heaven; whilst round the chariot’s way innumerable systems rolled and countless spheres diffused an ever-varying glory. It was a sight of wonder: some were hornèd like the crescent moon; some shed a mild and silver beam like Hesperus o'er the western sea; some dashed athwart with trains of flame, like worlds to death and ruin driven; some shone like suns, and as the chariot passed, eclipsed all other light." From "Queen Mab" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1813)
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
State Of The Art
After speaking to a human being this time I was told he would chase it up but I could try ringing the neurologist’s secretary myself as that might speed things up. He gave me the number but when I rang of course it was an answer phone. However, she did call me back within an hour or so, apologised that nothing had been done and said she would chase it up. Could she not just give me the results over the phone? No, it looks like no-one has bothered to even look at the scan results. She suggested I make a complaint to the hospital as that might speed things up. Wouldn’t they just sort it out without my making a complaint, surely if no-one has bothered looking at my scans after all this time, wouldn’t I just jump to the front of the queue? Apparently not, apparently making a complaint is the best thing to do. She gave me a number which I rang and of course it was an answer machine.
So I’ve left a message saying I didn’t really want to complain, that all I want are my test results but that if I have to make a complaint to get them, then I was prepared to do that. So, I’m still waiting. I first went to the doctor about this in February and it’s now May. It’s a good job I’m not in a lot of pain.
On the plus side, and if I live long enough, l start my new job on June 1st getting gigs and events streamed over the internet. I’m not entirely sure of all my duties but it’s a three month trial and if I haven’t picked it up by that time there’s always selling the Big Issue to fall back on. Or I might be in intensive care by then.