The test 'proved' what we probably already knew. The graphs produced show Colin has a significant drop-off in ability to hear the higher frequencies in his right ear - the one with the grommet - and the usual drop-off (for a male of his age!!) in the left ear. We await any further action, if any is needed, from the ENT consultant.
And then, it was off to Worcester hospital. We decided to get to the other side of the Severn by lunchtime so that we wouldn't get held up so much and so that we could get to the hospital without feeling too rushed. So we stopped off at St. Peter's garden centre for a spot of lunch. Having left there in plenty of time to take account of any lurking roadworks, we arrived in the hospital in good time and able to park - this was probably due to the fact visiting had been banned due to the norovirus! We had plenty of time to spare, and not wishing to partake of the services within the main hospital foyer to avoid any unnecessary virus exposure, we took a walk down to the Countryside Centre in the pleasant sunshine (yes, really!). Lo and behold, we met one of Colin's 'old' colleagues - so we were able to have a good chat whilst whiling away a bit of time!
Following a cuppa in the WRVS cafe, we arrived in the Ophthalomolgy department, again, in good time for Colin's appointment with the consultant. Hopes were raised when a nurse immediately arrived to take Colin for a sight test with the usual charts (think they're called Snellen charts). That all being OK, were we shown chairs in a waiting area close to the consultant's room, and there we waited.....and waited....and waited in what was a very hot, airless space. About 1hr 15 mins after Colin's appointment time, he was called in. The consultant carried out some further visual tests and then applied dilating drops. Another long wait followed in the seating area! Finally Colin was called again and underwent the examination of the whole eye(s). We were there ALL afternoon!
The good news is that nothing untoward could be seen in the eyes. We both got the impression this time that the consultant was much more clued up on Colin's lymphoma type, which was comforting to know. All being well, another appointment will be made for six months hence.
The next scheduled appointment is a late one on Thursday with the Oncologist in Cheltenham. This is an odd one however, as he won't be discussing results of an MRI scan, as the scan has not been scheduled in time - it is to be on Monday next week! Aghh!
Colin and Jane.