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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Had the final instalment done at the hospital yesterday, for the heart.
Another stent fitted in the artery that was feeling lonely; so now they’ve all got one. One has two, greedy bugger.

A couple of weeks, and I should be almost fit enough to run marathons…………….or at least go back to work. Today though, I feel a bit like a human pincushion, and sore and tired.

In simple terms, a catheter was passed through my wrist, into the artery, up to the blockage, and then a stent fitted, to open up the blockage. At the same time, there was also one inserted in the groin, and the artery there. Not sure what that one was for, I didn’t ask.

A big thank you from me, to all the staff at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, who without them, myself and hundreds of other people, wouldn’t be around now.

And a big thank you to everyone who left their thoughts and good wishes. It meant a lot to me. Thank you.

Normality back soon.

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  1. I'm happy you will be able to run a marathon in few weeks time, but I'll not recommend it ;-) Meanwhile, just run after the birds that's much more fun ;-)

  2. Very pleased that all went well Keith. I understand that the line up through the groin can be, er, uncomfortable.

    In a couple of weeks you will be bouncing up from those low level shots. Great attitude shot of the corvid.

  3. Ah, you've made it, hip hip hip hooray.

  4. Glad it's all coming together for you Keith. Not nice being incapacitated. Running marathons is a vastly overrated pastime. I know! Well I know running and hobbling a marathon.

  5. I'm so glad things went well, Keith and that you are back home :) I'm sure that in a few days when you have recovered from the trauma of it all you will feel much better and before long will be immersing yourself in Nature again as well as entertaining us with your adventures and lovely photos.

    Take care Keith and don't try to do too much too soon :)

  6. Glad to hear it went well. I'm sure you're tired, sore and bruised. Just consider the second one "groin pains." ;)

    Take good care of yourself.

  7. Glad to see you back so soon and with a great report. Now take care of yourself for a while! Or like one of my co workers would say, "I come over and gut you like a fish." Don't fully understand what she means but it makes me smile.
    PS- I am taking my wife on a suprise birthday (hers) trip to the Tetons this weekend. Be thinking of you as we wander around. We will try to come back with images fit for a post.

  8. Its good to here that your "Plumbing' has been sorted Keith.
    You better start off with "10 Milers" though.

  9. Hi Keith.
    Now that sound like a step in the right direction. I hope you continue to improve.

  10. I`m looking forward to your Marathon;-)) It´s great to hear about this good news! Sweet dreams to you and a nice weekend wishes you Luzia.

  11. Welcome bck and glad to hear all went fine!! Good to know you can let those fears fall away now and just enjoy the things you love to do!! Take it easy for few days now-

  12. Take it easy Keith, have a speedy recovery in time to get the camera back out for the winter season.

  13. Keith,
    A human pincushion, I thought that was called a voodoo doll and not used for anything good! I am happy to hear you are feeling good. Normality, soon means back to work! Enjoy.

  14. I'm pleased for you Keith and I do hope you return to your active life as soon as you're able.

  15. Thank you to everyone for their kind wishes and comments.
    Still very sore, very tired, and a bit bored ‘cause I can’t get round my local lake lol
    Maybe weekend ;)


    Thank you Chris. The birds in the garden are providing the fun at the moment :)

    Thank you John. Yea, not the best place to have something inserted lol

    Thank you Bob. Should be back out with the birds in about a week; or less ;)

    Cheers Adrian. Yea, think I’ll stick to steady walking ;)

    Thank you Jan. Few more days and hopefully be much better. Can’t wait to get back out with the camera. :)

    Thanks Hilary. Love that comment lol

    Dale, have a great time. Had a look at ‘Teton NP’ on the net. I think I could recover very well there lol
    Love that co workers quote too :)

    Thanks Roy. Think you’re right about ‘10 Milers’; I’m worn out walking the dog at the moment ;)

    Thank you Trevor. Yea, glad it’s all over now.

    Lucy, thank you for your good wishes. :)

    Cheers Pete. Took a while, but got there eventually.

    Thank you Dixxe. It’s certainly been an eventful year lol

    Thanks Bob. That winter isn’t far away is it.

    Thanks David. Yea, work beckons lol

  16. Emma, sorry I missed your comment. Thank you, and good to hear from you. :)

  17. Woo hoo... glad all your stents have company now :D and great it's finally got done. I can now safely uncross everything I hope....

  18. Thanks Tricia. Yea, you can safely uncross now lol

  19. Glad you made it out of the hospital okay. I hope you'll get back into normal life now.

  20. Thanks JoLynne. Still sore, but managed to get out this morning for a few hours. :)