So I went back last Thursday. It was another long wait as they had extra patients from the day before. In our area non-emergency ambulances service were run by the Private Ambulance Service. It was appalling with people missing appointments, including dialysis! A month or so ago it went into receivership but the current arrangements seem little better, but to my knowledge these are only temporary - I suspect the local taxi company could do better!
Anyway back to last week. Had an eye test (these always seem rather random and would turn my optician grey if he wasn't already). I then saw the person I saw two visits ago who felt not enough laser had been given last time. Anyway I had what felt like a massive dose. The blurred vision lasted for about 4 - 6 hours more than the other eye! I then asked about the letter. It does appear that there are some changes to the left eye but far less than would be exacted after all these years and the point of the letter was to stress the importance of good control. All this "it will sting" and "good control" after all these decades it quite wearing. It seems a one size fits all approach not unlike the Job Centre where a qualified and experienced 50/60 y.o. is treated like a work shy lad who cannot even hold down a job in Costa! Back in three months but they are unable to make appointments at the moment. I am starting to feel seriously concerned now!