Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hospital Days

As I write it is the morning of 27th December but I don’t know when I’ll get to post this. I’m in an area of the hospital which appears to be a wifi blackspot and I’ve run out of personal … Continue reading

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Merry Hospitations

Just as I was settling into an acceptance of being back on the respiratory ward things got frantic and changes came. One of the patients in my six bed bay was confirmed to have a rather virulent flu bug and … Continue reading

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Another Hospital, Another Life

The first time I had to stay in hospital came when I was a very small child and I have no memories of the experience. I think I had blood poisoning but have no idea how long I was kept … Continue reading

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Life On The Ward

Welcome to the ward. Welcome to reassuringly kindly health care professionals asking extremely personal questions. Welcome to octogenarians sharing stories of lives lived fifty, sixty years ago. Welcome to plastic cups filled with plastic-looking water to help you swallow plastic-coated … Continue reading

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Let’s Hope It’s A Good One

so this is hospital, and what have we done, another year over, and a new one just begun. A very merry hospital and a happy new year… I’m not John Lennon, which I will be glad of if they ever … Continue reading

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Don’t Walk, Don’t Walk, Don’t Walk

I’m not a waity kind of guy at the best of times. This is not the best of times (feel free to ponder Dickensian revolutionary fiction if you wish). While it seems most likely that my admittance to hospital will … Continue reading

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My Favourite Inside Source

This morning I had a clinical follow-up to the trial of the new med I’ve been on. My spirometry tests showed worse readings than two weeks ago, which is not necessarily a reflection of the trial – the med is … Continue reading

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