"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Cold weather

Kaptain Kobold's latest post set me thinking. Yes, it has been cold lately but I have come to the conclusion that Keith must generate a tremendous amount of body heat. Why? Well, when he's here, the house is always warm, at least I find it so. He tends to complain that he is cold and we have a running battle in the evenings, when he surreptitiously turns it up or puts the fire on and I, equally sneakily, turn it back down. But since he's been in hospital, I find the house is quite a lot colder even though the heating settings are the same as they always are.

It's definitely time he came home!


  1. 12mm is half an inch. That sounds like somewhat excessive over engineering even for Keith's foot!

  2. I'm not sure what the actual diameter is, Flighty, but,as you can see by the mention of the femur, he was exaggerating a bit!

  3. Hi Jenny.

    I think your Keith is a very brave man, reading your posting about his various operation and the lack of nursing care fills me with horror. Your photograph of a bandaged foot much better then having a cast on. The drip saga, unbelievable that nurses would have such a callous attitude and to make lame excuses about the nightime painkiller drug, too busy, rubbish. ....

    Im picking up the vibes that Keith is getting better and that it wont be too long before you get him home, at least he will then get the TLC he deserves. ....

    I hope you are keeping a log of all these events that Keith has gone through and that at a later date write to the Hospital Management asking for some explanation. Failing that, write to your MP. ....

    Please give Keith my best wishes. ....

  4. Hi Jenny.

    Oops, I've made a mistake. Sorry for double comment posting.

  5. Tell Keith I've done some research. Tell him the top end of that five foot lag bolt is actually fastened to a lead anchor embedded in his lung.

  6. Wow! That should cheer him up, Dale!

  7. I don't go for all this metric European rubbish. 12 mm is half an unch which is a bit hefty to go into the femur so I would suggest that it is more likely to be a quarter inch rod.
    When they take it out he should ask for it to keep as a souvenier. Mind you they are so short of money that they will probably want to use it again on someone. Aboutthe lack of attention. Mrs "I saved Rover" Hewitt says that everything is fine because patients now have the choice of up to five different hopitals tp go to for treatment.



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