Since I gave up active farming to become a politician, my farm has been managed by Sue, an absolute trooper. Bet I've spelt that wrongly! Anyway Sue recently went down with breast cancer and a few weeks ago, had a breast removed at Llandudno Hospital. All went well. I was particularly upset about Sue's illness because she was diagnosed some time ago and didn't go in for the operation until the lambing season was over - and she insisted that I was not to be told until she had gone in. Because, like everyone else I would have insisted that her health came first. It is just not possible to believe what misguided loyalty will persuade some people to do.
Now, to the point of this post. Last Friday Sue travelled back to Llandudno for some follow up - a 4 hour round trip for a pre-arranged appointment. She waited all day and was finally told that no-one could see her - and that another appointment would have to be arranged.
Two things. I felt so angry that such a super person should be treated in such an appalling way. And I felt so ashamed at my self pitying response to losing my position on the National Assembly. It really is about perspective.