Category: Heart Surgery

A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away……..

I have always thought that being a winter baby is a bit of a mixed blessing.  One of the positives is that people tend to be in a cheerful mood as they lead up towards Christmas, but equally we can all be stressed.  … Continue Reading “A long time ago in a Galaxy far far away……..”

Rainbow of views

Below is the transcript to my fourth Reflections that you can hear on the BBC Cambs Sunday Faith Show with Pam Mungroo BBC Cambs Faith Show. It was a freezing cold February night, I was wrapped up against the elements and as I stepped out… Continue Reading “Rainbow of views”

Furniture Graveyard

It was a grey day – as grey as Eeyore – but considerably colder. Not the best weather to be leaving hospital. But I was grateful and apprehensive to be doing so. With my armoury of pharmaceuticals and so many leaflets I could barely… Continue Reading “Furniture Graveyard”

and Eeyore came too…

To my surprise, and something of a blessing, throughout my recovery I haven’t lost my appetite, nor mostly my sense of humour. I was therefore unexpectedly tucking into a meal whilst on HDU which certainly helped in regaining strength and normality. On being transferred… Continue Reading “and Eeyore came too…”

Jelly and Ice cream?

What a beautiful sound: The chink of ice! Sadly not in a long gin and tonic-I’m sure I was promised one of those today?- But instead a  whole jug of iced water. Then again, given I was lying in a bed on the high… Continue Reading “Jelly and Ice cream?”

Facing Dragons…

I woke the next morning to be shaved (yet again) And is often the way life, when you’ve been waiting for something for so very long, and imagining exactly how it will be it and how it will be said: suddenly it  just happens… Continue Reading “Facing Dragons…”

And the knights are no more and the dragons are dead

Christmas 2016 for me was rather different than normal. I knew the other side of it was less about working off the turkey pounds and more about not being chicken for the major surgery that lay ahead. My operation was originally scheduled for beginning… Continue Reading “And the knights are no more and the dragons are dead”

Life Changed In A Heart Beat

Sometimes in life we just know when something is wrong.  I was walking around one of Cambridge’s many green spaces, but not with my usual spring of step and sense of purpose.  On this occasion I felt like an octogenarian crossing the Savannah’s of… Continue Reading “Life Changed In A Heart Beat”