My Health This Year. It’s Been Difficult To Accept

Yesterday saw me having to have yet another visit to my GP. This has become a common occurrence this year, and if I am brutally honest I have had enough of doctors, surgeries and hospitals. For around two to three days I have been having pains in my chest around the area where my little old heart is. This is not particularly unusual because since I had my stroke those pains come and go on a regular basis. It’s weird how you adjust your mind to accept things that your body does, and then you consider it normal. The truth… [Read More]

These Guys Saved My Life: Paramedics and The Welsh Ambulance Service

When you have suffered serious ill health, or have been involved in an accident, the paramedics of the ambulance service are always there for you as quickly as they possibly can be. One month ago three paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service came to my rescue. The paramedics are unfailing in the treatment they give to people in need, and always transport them as quickly as possible to the nearest hospital. So often the ambulance service seems to get a lot of bad press because we constantly see ambulances in news reports queued up outside hospitals, giving people, wrongly I… [Read More]

Do You Trust Your GP’s Practice?

Regular readers of my blog will know that I have been suffering from high blood pressure since Christmas. This has resulted in two incidents of me being hospitalised, and on the second occasion this resulted in me having a stroke, which, as I have written, was a very scary and frightening experience. My open question is, could it all have been avoided? I think it could have been had my GP’s practice just taken a bit more time to monitor me properly, instead of giving me a tablet and sending me on my way, because quite honestly it wasn’t good… [Read More]

My 24 Hours In Resus

The last 24 hours of my life have taught me how very fragile life can be, and how quickly you can go from being a fit and healthy person and then at the speed of light how quickly you can become very ill and this is without little or no notice. On Monday evening just gone I was sitting on the sofa watching TV with my wife, when around 8 o’clock I started to feel strange, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I just didn’t feel right. I can only put it down to the fact that… [Read More]

A Very Scary Moment

This is a follow on from my post yesterday. My heart/Health Scare. I am now three days in, taking medication which will hopefully begin to control my blood pressure which has been at a dangerously high level, well for how long I don’t know, but I’m guessing a while. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, this episode of bad health has really shocked me. Probably because I have always been relatively healthy, in fact I have never had any major health problems in my life. So coming to terms with this health issue has been very difficult for me…. [Read More]

My Heart/Health Scare

This week has been interesting to say the least. I woke up last Saturday or Sunday with a pain in my chest around the heart area, but being me, I ignored it and thought well it will go away I’m sure. Four days later the pain was not going away. In fact, if anything it seemed to be getting worst. I’m not the sort of person that rushes to the doctors, but this was beginning to worry me a little bit so I rang the GP for an emergency appointment on Wednesday. After a short consultation, the GP suggested I… [Read More]