That last time when she went for her regular yearly Xray and check-up, her consultant looked at her and said "Abigail - I never want to see you again". What I already knew was that he was due to retire a couple of months later - what he did not know was that we were emigrating a couple of weeks after that last appointment! She was 17 years old and he had known her and operated on her since she was a 13 months old baby. It was rather emotional all round. That sign always gave me hope.