Just been reading some of this thread - strewth, you've been through a lot since it started! Don't blame you one whit for appropriating the hospital booties, they'd have been discarded anyway.
I have a hospital appointment on Tuesday, almost certainly followed by a biopsy, then - if skin cancer is found - there will be an operation. Thank goodness for the NHS! There may be a lot of flaws in the system, but it's free. It must be very stressful to have to foot a bill at the end of any treatment - poor you!
I hope you're feeling a lot better now. How's the throat?