What a day today was.I am writing this update one week after this has happened.
So I’d already not read the hospital appointment letter properly which said to bring someone with you. So instead of asking anyone to come with me, I’d decided to book an Uber cab to take me.
Got in the cab, did my nomad chat with the driver. A guy called Ali, close to retirement, 5 children (2 girls and 3 boys), from Bangladesh. Been with Uber 3 years since they started up in Birmingham. Drive a Mercedes Benz Viano. Large vehicle and was from smallheath. So why was this important. Well as soon as I’d got out of his cab, I quickly realised I’d left my phone in his cab! As I turned around to chase after him, he’d already gone!
I know it’s a phone and in the scheme of things, it’s nothing! I was distraught. I’ve never done that before and was so so upset with myself. I felt so lost because I had no means to communicate with anyone!
I must have hovered around for at least 10 mins in a daze trying to fathom out what to do!
Reluctantly, I went into the hospital and could feel my bottom lip go and I had to go into the toilets and have a cry. Someone else was in the loo and I couldn’t get all my tears of loss (yes sounds pathetic now! But tears of loss for my phone).
I then headed on down to Imaging where I was booked in for a CT Angiogram. I was still so upset but luckily the nurse Paula, who spoke to me took my mobile number and rang it a couple of times, but to no avail.
I was even crying while talking to her! After some pre check questions and weight and height, she took me into the room for the CT Angiogram. But first they needed to give me the contrast. So the nurse asked “how are your veins?”, I said “terrible”. Well she said, I will bring in our best person for you. Hmmmmm, she tried twice and couldn’t access my veins.
I was trying to do my breathing exercises and be as calm as possible, but cried. They could see I was super upset and in pain from the needles. They called the consultant who then tried. But that didn’t work either. So he said he’d write to my cardiologist to recommend a standard Angiogram.
I left the hospital just lost and desperate to get home. I got the bus home and then found my old phone with numbers on it.
I searched Nin’s work number and called him crying! Thankfully he calmed me down and I then spent the afternoon chasing Uber’s system of lost items! When Nin came home we even went to another cab place for advise and they said go to Uber’s offices in town. Everything is logged and I must have left 10 messages on the cabbies number but he never replied and so far, no phone has been returned.
That was my Monday last week. Upset and sad at losing my phone.
By Tuesday thankfully I’d snapped out of it and went to do some photography in town. I met Fi in town as she’s come over from Lincoln, on Wednesday. Had lunch with Gwen Thursday and had a chill day Friday before heading up to Leeds.
I have a new phone now, but there’s a fault on it so it’s going to be retuned for another new one. This one keeps heating up too much when I’m using it. Talk about ups and downs!
Well I’m here in Helperby staying at the Oak Tree Inn. Working in Dalton all week. Wishing you all a fabulous day. Thank you for reading .