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Sorry I've been away

Postby Minimalist » Sun May 06, 2012 11:32 am

and for whatever reason had a lot of trouble accessing the site.

All is well now.
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby circumspice » Sun May 06, 2012 9:01 pm

Minimalist wrote:and for whatever reason had a lot of trouble accessing the site.

All is well now.


Thought you had expired. Was awaiting the obit. :lol:
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Minimalist » Mon May 07, 2012 12:34 pm

At my age you have to consider that sort of thing.

Which reminds me.....where's Digit?
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby MichelleH » Mon May 07, 2012 12:51 pm

Minimalist wrote:At my age you have to consider that sort of thing.

Which reminds me.....where's Digit?




Off fighting climate change I would think..... :lol: :lol:

Welcome back Min.....hope it was a successful trip....
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Minimalist » Mon May 07, 2012 3:00 pm

I was exhausted. Helping my kid move into a new apartment.

Aside from that the weather in NY was dismal - cold, cloudy, rainy for most of the time. Glad to be back in the sunshine.
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby circumspice » Mon May 07, 2012 6:08 pm

Minimalist wrote:At my age you have to consider that sort of thing.

Which reminds me.....where's Digit?


*sigh* Yet another obit to await?... :lol:
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Minimalist » Wed May 09, 2012 12:51 am

Hopefully he'll turn up.
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Digit » Fri May 11, 2012 8:46 am

Hi Min. I had a heart attack on Sunday, totally unexpected and it damn near finished me!
Got back home about half an hour ago, very shaky I might add, but still breathing I'm glad to say.

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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby MichelleH » Fri May 11, 2012 9:20 am

Roy, best wishes for a very speedy recovery!
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Digit » Fri May 11, 2012 9:31 am

Thanks Mich, it's gonna take time apparently, but I'll work at it.

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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Minimalist » Fri May 11, 2012 9:44 am

See.... I go away for a week and the whole place goes to hell.

Rest up, Dig, I know doctors are a pain in the ass but listen to them anyway.

Feel better soon.
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Digit » Fri May 11, 2012 10:20 am

Dues to the fact that i was an emerency transfer from one hosptital to another I was tended by Pakistani, Indian, English, Turkish and Welsh consultants, due to shift changes as well. But the little Pakistani chap was a complete bloody know all, he would not listen!
He wanted tick box answers.
Late last week I ate what turned out to be a contaminated Pork Pie, thankfully no one else did, the cramps hid the early warning signs and this damn fool would not accept that I could not give him a pain locus and stormed off!
As I went down hill the nursing staff took it upon to themselves and ordered emergency transfer to a specialist hospital.
I was warned that I might not survive the procedure and could refuse treatment, but I agreed to proceed.
Afterwards I was transferred into the ward, where I finally managed to convince the staff that I was dangerous to others, I had the most appalling diarrhea and there were very seriously ill people on the ward.
PANIC!!!
I was immediately isolated, everything I had been in contact with was disinfected or destroyed. The ward was scrubbed out and I had a personal nurse from each shift, she gowned and gloved on entering, binning both as she left and scrubbed up.
And a complaint was sent to the other hospital that my infection was not listed on my notes.
Hopefully the little pratt wil listen in future!

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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Tiompan » Fri May 11, 2012 11:53 am

Good to see your'e on the mend Roy .
All the best

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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Minimalist » Fri May 11, 2012 11:54 am

The ward was scrubbed out and I had a personal nurse from each shift, she gowned and gloved on entering, binning both as she left and scrubbed up.


See the difference between the UK health system and ours? Over here they would have pounded a cork up your ass and handed you a sponge....along with a bill for $300,000.
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Re: Sorry I've been away

Postby Digit » Fri May 11, 2012 12:19 pm

I found out a few minutes ago Min that a woman died March last year from the same procedure that I underwent, a contaminated probe gave her Hep B.
The report condemning the ward was published a few days ago, so I was a nasty shock for them.
My wife was phoned and warned I might not make it, a volunteer off duty amulance crew used a reserve vehicle to transfer me and I was delivered to a service entance nearest to the theatre.
What the later infection control cost I hate to think, but they were making sure they made no mistakes this time around!

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