Thank you for all (well, most) of the comments....there were a few anonymous ones that just got binned - I don't publish comments from anonymous people who haven't the courtesy to leave a name, nor do I publish downright rude ones (which are nearly always anonymous, I wonder why!! Bloody cowards). Yes, everyone is entitled to their opinion, including me, and it's my blog and if I choose not to publish some comments that's my decision.
Anyway, to give a broad blanket answer to a few of the comments....
We do indeed know how lucky we are to live in this country and have free and excellent healthcare. Well, it's not entirely free as such, we've contributed with all the National Insurance contributions we've both made during our working lives. Our NHS is brilliant, I've always said so - it's not without problems but they're largely caused by lack of funding and support from the Government.
Moving on to all the suggestions re getting husband to and from hospital, and for me to stay in a B&B nearby. All I can say is, you don't know the intimate details of our situation, I may say quite a bit on here but I don't give the whole story - I may be blonde but I'm not stupid. Certainly not stupid enough to tell the whole unknown world and their wife/husband every detail of our lives. So you'll just have to accept that some of your suggestions, whilst I appreciate them very much, are simply not feasible for us, for various reasons which I'm not going into. As for it being a question of priorities....yes, but everyone's priorities are different.
Well, it's election day here in the UK, and whichever way we vote may have an impact on our NHS. The whole bunch of MPs, from whichever party, are a shambolic lot of incompetent liars, as far as I'm concerned - they all seem to forget they're supposed to be representing us, the common people who live in this country, it's more about squabbling amongst themselves and getting the upper hand. And they say anything, literally anything at all to get us to back them - how many of their so-called promises will actually be carried through after they've been elected? I will vote, but to be perfectly honest, it's a case of voting for the person/party I find least offensive, not because I have any actual faith in them. And no I'm not saying who I will vote for, that's nobody's business but my own.
I had my nurse appointment yesterday, it's my boob squashing tomorrow (really looking forward to that one!) - hooray for the NHS!