The farmer has had the M R I Scan done on his shoulder this morning at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough - getting on for fifty miles away. His appointment was for ten fifteen so we had to leave here at half past eight.
A trouble-free journey had us there in good time for his appointment. I went to Costa coffee with two daily newspapers (The Telegraph and The Guardian) and was told that the farmer would join me in about an hour.
Two hours later he still hadn't arrived so I decided to go back to the depart ment and look for him, just hoping that we didn't miss one another on the way.
We didn't and the reason for his lateness was that a priority case had come in and he was very late going in for his scan.
After a sandwich in the Costa coffee shop we came home and just got home before there was an absolute downpour as we caught the edge of a thunderstorm. (thank goodness the hay was in). Now the air is somewhat fresher- can't be a bad thing as it was almost unbearable.
Now we await the results about whether or not an operation is possible (the Consultant doubted it).