01/02/13 A surprise telephone call
from the Doctor's surgery this morning asking me to return at 3pm for
more blood tests because the doctor was questioning some sort of kidney
function. A kidney problem is not exactly what I need right now!
On the way back from the surgery, Clive and I visited St. Oswald's
Church to see Mum's memorial stone.
03/02/13 A phone call from the surgery
asking me to return for another blood test on the 6th.
05/02/13 Yet another call from the
surgery making arrangements for more blood tests on the 19th of the
month. Snow is sweeping across the north of England again -
although we haven't any here, it's very cold!
06/02/13 Went for my blood tests and an
ECG at the medical centre.
10/02/13 The weather continues to be
cold, damp and dismal. A day or so ago, Clive and I went for a
look around Glasson Dock, where old friends Trish and Colin started out
from onboard Moody Time. We spotted a Warrior there named Sunflight
but following the demise of the Warrior Owners Site, I cannot look up any
information about her.
13/02/13 Quite a snowfall this morning!
We drove up to Penrith to stay with Clive and Barbara's son Kevin, his
wife Jane and two youngsters Daniel and Vicky for a day or two.
Snow ploughs and gritters were out in force on the motorway over Shap
and most of Cumbria was snow covered.
15/02/13 We made our way back to Clive's
after a pleasant stay with Kevin and Jane......good to see them again,
catch up with their news and make friends with their Border Collie and
18/02/13 Not a lot happening, except the
papers and television are full of demands for Sir David Nicholson (the
head of NHS) to be sacked over the number of deaths in countrywide
hospitals, and the ongoing 'horse meat scandal.' The cardiology
department of Blackpool Hospital phoned me and made an appointment for
me tomorrow afternoon.
19/02/13 Kept my morning appointment with the vampire clinic
at the medical centre, then after lunch Clive drove me to the hospital
where I saw a cardiologist and had another ECG. Further tests are
needed before any decision on treatment is made and I have to return to
the hospital tomorrow for a transthoracic echocardiograph (ultrasound),
then at a later date for an angiogram.
20/02/13 The main road from Clive's is
closed for a week for resurfacing, so we had to make a large detour to
keep my appointment at Blackpool Hospital for my ultrasound - a messy
gel covered experience - now I have to wait for that to be analysed.
21/02/13 My laptop is slowing down more
each day, I think it's on it's last legs (a bit like me), so I may be
looking for a replacement before very long. That may cause
problems with updating my website because I would have to download the
entire site from the remote server to the 'new' machine......and I'm not
sure I'm able to do that now that I can only use ftp for uploads.
Time will tell.
22/02/13 I have four more medical
appointments over the next couple of weeks! The weather here in UK
is still very cold with forecasted sub-zero temperatures caused by an
easterly wind dragging cold air in from Scandinavia. I so wish I
was back in the sunshine of Borneo!!
25/02/13 One of my hospital appointments
has been brought forward by a week! Yet another blood test at the
doctor's surgery today.
28/02/13 My daily walk along the sea
front is very pleasant when the sun shines!
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