27 September 2010

Posted by DMC on 27 September 2010 in Diary |

Although it is  Monday I am supposed to be at the (Tuesday) geriatric golf day, it being switched due to a society playing tomorrow. However, both Griggsy and I decided that the weather was too miserable to make the effort so no riding round the golf course this week.

Yesterday, my darling daughter Chloe came to lunch leaving her brood to be cared for by, son-in-law, Karl. It was good of her make a special effort to see her old dad as she leads a very full life running from one child’s activity to another.

I am having a very frustrating time trying to download e-books from Waterstone’s. I got four of the six books that I purchased but two of them refuse to be downloaded. The error message telling me that the book is restricted.

One of the two outstanding books is,  Sister, the one written by my friend’s daughter, Rosamund Lupton, and is rising fast up the best sellers list only having been published on 2 September. It is also be read as ‘Book at Bedtime’ on the radio and is apparently one of the fastest selling books ever handled by WH Smith. I want a copy on my laptop to take with me when I go to Thailand. For some extraordinary reason, even after four lengthy telephone calls, Waterstone’s have been unable to resolve the issue. Next time I will go to Amazon, except that I have gift cards for a considerable sum from Waterstone’s that must be used up first.

Readers may recall the problem I had over my visit to the dentist at Saffron Walden Community Hospital. (See  12 July and 1,6  September    entries). Last Friday I received a letter from the Complaints Manager of West Essex NHS saying that the dentist concerned answered my complaint by stating that he had carried out a thorough examination of my teeth; had carried out a scale and addressed my dental needs, adding that tartar  can build up very quickly. In effect a whitewash.

I do not intend to leave the matter there. This dentist claims to have carried out work ,which in my opinion, he did not. I believe that opinion to be shared by my erstwhile private dentist who examined my teeth when I first made the complaint. The only reason I am pursuing this matter is, if I am correct in my assumption, to protect other old people from similar treatment. Obviously I must be careful what I say and must rely on the evidence of others to justify my complaint.

1 Comment

  • Jennifer Lynn says:

    Dear Dr. Cato,
    I am the producer of a live talk show on NPR affiliate WHYY-FM, Philadelphia
    called Voices in the Family. I’m interested in talking to you about being a guest
    on our show on Monday, October 11 when we talk about how one sorts out their
    lives with a limited future.
    Please contact me if you are interested.Thank you.
    Jennifer Lynn
    Producer, WHYY-FM, Philadelphia
    Voices in the Family

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