He came up after his rugby uh, match and he had his rugby shirt on and a raincoat and he sat with me and he said, "I'm so sorry," he said "Did you hear what I said?" I said "Yeah, I did hear what you said."
So he says, "I'm gonna sit with you for a while and discuss things with you." And he asked me how I felt, and I said "I'm very, very disappointed." He says "Well, I knew you would be, that's why I've come to see you because in the, when I saw you before the operation, you were so elated about having an operation."
And did it help you that he'd come to see you like that?
Yes, very, very much so. I didn't expect it, because I know he's a busy guy, and even if he's got time off he deserves it.
No, I didn't expect, I expected to see him on the Monday or Tuesday you know, when they do pop in to see you. But I didn't expect him to come and sit with me and he also rang my other half, to tell her what had happened, and I thought that was very kind. Yeah, he was, he was very good, very good.
You listen to them and as they're talking somehow, that's like therapy. It is. Not all of them have got that bedside manner but uh, he wasn't too bad you know, he seemed to get the argument over and realised that he was getting to me, and I think that's why he stayed with me so long.
He realised that what he was saying was doing me good. And when he went a lot stayed in my mind and he said "You're healthy," he says, "You're fine, you'll heal up and you'll be OK."