Actually I did tell my consultant about that lady and he said “I am sorry that I don’t have much advice for you but if I was in your shoes I would tell patients that your procedure is cancelled on management orders against my consultants wishes and my wishes”. I have started telling people that and it is helpful. I told someone “you have been cancelled due to the bed management crisis”. They said “what crisis is this? Is it something I should be aware of?” I was sitting there stunned with the phone up to me ear thinking “do you not read a paper or listen to the news?” It’s been on TV every single night. Anyway roll on my annual leave. I cannot wait for Tuesday night and a bit of sleep and time to myself.
"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again" - Nelson Mandela.