This week 6 of us spent 4 hours at QEH having our pre-surgical diagnostics carried out. Of course each of us had questions and individually the good people of QEH did their best to answer questions. It occurred to me that it would have been reassuring to talk to someone who had the same surgery. Perhaps a volunteer? Subjective answers which don’t a dry medical flavour would be reassuring to people who need reassurance and confidence during an unsettling time.