"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)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Emergency Ward 10

I know, I haven't been very good at posting lately but time just seems to get away from me. We did manage a few days in Barmouth in the caravan last weekend, when the weather was - er, well, changeable would be the polite way of describing it, although, lying awake for half the night listening to the rain hammering on the caravan roof on Saturday night did not dispose me to being polite about it.

Keith has been a little under the weather for a few weeks now and, while we were away, this didn't improve, so we came home on Monday and he went off to the doctor's on Tuesday, without having to have his arm twisted up his back - not a good sign. While we had been away, he had had some pain in his chest one day, which he attributed to all the coughing he had been doing, and  the mention of the magic words 'chest pain' galvanised his GP into action and before you could say 'Jack Robinson', we were being welcomed into the Acute Cardiac Unit at the local hospital, where we spent the rest of the day, me revising my Welsh (yes, really!)  and Keith lying back, hooked up to a heart monitor and having armfuls of blood taken.
The end result of that day was that he hadn't got any heart problems.
But he still felt ill so went back to the GP yesterday, to be given more antibiotics and a couple of inhalers.
Oh and he has to have another X-ray in four weeks, under the care of the consultant for 'Medicine for the Elderly'. 
And yes, he is NOT impressed!


  1. Good thing to get his heart checked out anyway and you'd probably never have persuaded him to do it any other way. hope he feels better soon.

    1. You know him so well, Helsie! :)

  2. Yes, a guy going voluntarily to visit the quack is a sure sign. Hope he's OK.

    1. I hope he will be but there's been no dramatic improvement so far, Cro.

  3. Sorry to read that you didn't have good weather, and that Keith hasn't been feeling too good. I hope that he recovers soon, and that you get some better weather. Flighty xx

  4. Sounds like you'll have some more opportunities to revise your Welsh. Regards to Keith - I hope it's all just a temporary "blip" and that he is feeling better soon. Jenny - perhaps it's time to get your pvc nurse's uniform out of the wardrobe again?



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