We spent the best part of this warm, sunny, day on which we would have preferred anything but, driving to Southampton General Hospital and back for me to experience the surprising discomfort despite the friendly, efficient attention of staff, of CT Scans of my bladder region prior to a cystoscopy next Saturday. Because I am still not in any pain this feels like precautionary checks.

On our return we chatted with Becky and Ian who had stayed over until early evening when they left for their own home in Southbourne.

Later in the evening we dined on the other half of Jackie’s beef and mushroom pie from two day’s ago, with freshly cooked boiled new potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli.


  1. Sounds like the company and later the meal were more enjoyable than your hospital visit. Good luck next week with your procedure.

  2. I’m so glad the day ended much much much better than it started.
    You have my prayers and bestest wishes for good test results. Will keep you in mind and in heart on Saturday especially.
    (((HUGS))) and ❤️❤️

  3. Health care is a lot of work sometimes, but I’m glad you’re taking care of yourself and hope it turns out well.

  4. Good luck with your procedure, Derrick. Seems like more and more time is spent at doctors after one turns 70. No wonder we live longer now, but the process is not usually pleasant.

  5. Sorry about your discomfort, Derrick. Sorry you had to spend a pretty day in the car rather than the garden. Bummer! Hope all goes well with the next procedure. Gotcha in my daily prayers ❤️????????

    1. Thanks very much, Sue. You will understand that the half hour’s walk from the hospital car park to the ward, and the positions I was asked to hold didn’t help.

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