Waiting By The Phone

For the last couple of days I have been experiencing physical symptoms which, although not alarming, require examination. This morning I rang 111 the NHS out of hours service. I answered a bunch of questions and was told I should visit a local facility. The assessor said she would arrange this and I would receive a phone call to make an appointment. This didn’t happen.

I therefore spent the day with “Kristin Lavransdatter” while waiting by the phone.

This evening we dined on meaty Ferndene Farm sausages and gravy; creamy mashed potatoes; piquant cauliflower cheese; crunchy carrots; firm broccoli, and tender runner beans, with which I drank more of the Merlot.


  1. I hope you feel much better very soon, Derrick, it’s bad that the doctor didn’t call you back. ????

  2. There is nothing guaranteed to make you feel worse than having to wait for a phone call that doesn’t come. I hope that things improve a lot tomorrow.

  3. I’m so sorry the phone call didn’t materialise. I hope you fell better very soon and the symptoms turn out to be nothing to worry about.

  4. I know how frustrating it can be to have unexplained symptoms. I hope you get clear information soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  5. I rarely send a reply, but so love your blog, and your posts and seeing your beautiful family as they get bigger with the littlest ones, Derrick. Will be sending healing thoughts and best wishes from Arizona to you and yours – All shall be well! You give so much joy with your posts/photos of your life and gorgeous garden. THANK YOU! One of many friends across the pond I am sure, Susan in Arizona

  6. Professional folk who love to say “we’ll call you back (soon, today, other) and you’ve worried you’ll be just out of reach.
    Here’s hoping you’ll be attended to very soon…

  7. I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been parked near the phone for a call that never came. I hope you get the promised call tomorrow and a quick resolution for what ails you.

  8. Had I read this post a few days ago, I would’ve wished you a speedy recovery, Derrick. As I am catching up in a sort of backward manner, I already know that you are feeling better and waiting for the results of lab tests.
    I hope for and wish you the best.

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