Here we are again . . .

There has been as you can see, something of a pause in the blogging of late. To cut a long story short, I wasn’t feeling to well for some time, had spells of dizziness and symptoms not unlike angina and on 22 May, much to my wife’s alarm, I passed out in the kitchen. Fortunately I was sitting down at the time, so I didn’t do myself or her any harm, but she couldn’t straighten me up. So she dialled 999 and the ambulance came, what time I had recovered somewhat and after many questions and an ECG they decided that hospital was the best place for me to be.

I was in there for nine days, had various scans, endless blood tests, and a gastroscopy, the upshot of which was that I was anaemic – quite seriously so I think, so they gave me three units of blood after which I felt a great deal better. The question was, and remains, why was I so anaemic, and that question remains unanswered with more investigations yet to come.

Meanwhile “Spring Fling” has come and gone without us going out to visit any of the open studios, which was a great disappointment. Such comment as I have seen indicates that it was felt to be a great success by all the participants and visitors, and it is good that after two missed years due to Covid it was felt to be safe enough to put it on.

With me being off colour the garden is now a wilderness. We have a date for our second booster vaccinations which we had to obtain by a certain amount of lucky chance and a bit if detective work. It seems that a letter was probably sent out, but never reached us – “lost in the post”, they said. Evidently if letters go out no attempt is made to reconcile the list of names of those attending with the list to whom letters were sent, so discrepancies between one and the other were not looked for. Hopefully, if all goes well and we get the vaccinations and allow time for them to become effective we might be able to get on with employing a cleaning lady, getting some gardening assistance and possibly getting a few minor jobs dome around the house.

About Ian

Retired Clergyman, and former RAF person. Lives in SW Scotland. One wife. Two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren scattered across UK, Europe and the USA.
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