was for 0830 but the medical staff only start at 0900. Typical Leicester. This endoscopy lasted much longer than my previous one as it involved taking a sample for lab investigations. It was confirmed the gist is over 2.5 cms wide and will need to be removed, but no rush. Apparently any gist over 2.5 cms can eventually turn aggressive so surgeons recommend taking them out earlier rather than later.
The best news is that I walked out of Leicester hospital unharmed on this occasion.