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28 January 2008

Special (Freebie) National Health Supplement ...

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Phew.

Sometimes it seems as though it's all go, doesn't it?



Never ending. Busy, busy, busy.

People to see. Places to be. Things to do, and things to be done.

Problem is though, that even though our latest upcoming trip is an all expenses paid one, this time we're most definitely NOT looking forward to it.

It's not that we don't appreciate the N.H.S., but ...



... while neither hospitals, surgeons nor nurses and such should ever become dispensable, at times like this we'd positively prefer that they could.

All of which is our (whacky as ever), way of saying tomorrow sees us being shipped off for a (hopefully, short) stay in hospital.

A pair of 'procedures' via keyhole surgery are planned but, we've been warned in advance that there's a 60/40% chance that we'll need to be 'opened up' proper.

Double, ouch!

If it's found that the (currently all the craze), keyhole-caper can be carried out safely/sucessfully, we should be back home in our own bed (though probably still pretty sore), and back in circulation within a couple of days or so.

However, if they decide that the 'full monty' open-right-up option is the only one open to them, then your guesses are as good as our own. So please cross those fingers for us.

Meanwhile ... in the best tradition of ... erm ... thingee business ... the show must should go on.


And thanks to Gordo, a blogging American amigo in Oregon, it's looking like it will.

But in the meantime, b'bye ...... for a bit.



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9 Comments:

Blogger Twilight said...

Very best wishes, Richard, for an easy op - the keyhole kind, and fast recovery. We'll miss you.

3:26 pm  
Anonymous bootlean said...

Richard, I hope you're in and out in no time at all. I have a friend who had keyhole done a lttle while back and he was home after a two night stay. One night before and one night afterwards.

Chin up mate.

5:14 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

I'm sure you'll be up and about in no time, Richard -- a "hard as hob nailed boots" bloke as you are.

Seriously, get well soon -- or sooner.

7:23 pm  
Blogger dubhaltach said...

Best wishes for a successful operation and speedy recovery Richard,

Du & Family.

8:18 pm  
Anonymous phil said...

Sign me up to what everyone else said, Rick.

9:08 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

Consider these fingers crossed, Richard. Both hands.

11:54 pm  
Blogger Wisewebwoman said...

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus, too.
And every gentle wind that blows
Send healing health to you.
(old Irish blessing).

Toes crossed too, Richard.
XO
WWW

5:17 pm  
Anonymous dutch said...

Hi Brit,

Both my mother and my sister had what they call "scope" here in the US, which sounds like what you face. Their operations were knees and though they were home the same night, there is still some recovery.

Best wishes to you. Hurry back to us.

8:47 pm  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

Enjoy those lovely NHS nurses while you can, Richard, and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

5:00 pm  

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