"Dr Clarke is never in the surgery on Wednesdays."
"Oh, can I see somebody else, then?"
"The doctors see their own patients here. I can give you Friday?"
Friday. Great. Thursday I could have managed as picking up the keys to the new house can be done at any time, although it would delay ordering furniture deliveries. But Friday? I can't do Friday - that's when the van is hired and when my parents are going to be down loading everything up, transporting it, and starting to unpack it at the other end. Great.
I can't switch doctors unless I want to wait another year for my wisdom tooth removal (switching doctors means switching hospitals which means back to the start of the list I've been on since November), so it looks like an extended trip from Peterborough to Fleet for the dubious pleasure of getting my hand and wrist looked at.
It is a lot better this morning. In fact, if I weren't hyper sensitive about the whole RSI issue I'd say there's nothing wrong, but I think there does seem to be a sort of tight feeling in my hand as I type. Maybe I'm imagining it.
This might sound daft, but those splint things some of you have mentioned - do you think I could substitute a proper medical RSI splint with one those skating wrist guards? Or is the job they do utterly different to the point of it being a useless plan?