Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Grounded

Here we are aboard Herbie and going nowhere.  I'm grounded.  You know when people get told 'You're under investigation - don't leave town.'  That's me that is.

No I'm not a criminal suspect, I'm awaiting an angiogram appointment because of a sudden bout of chest pains a couple of weeks back, so I'm not supposed to be out of easy reach of an ambulance - just in case.  I shouldn't be all that surprised, my dear old dad was an angina sufferer at my age, so I guess I'm a chip off the old block.  Strange though that it should come upon me so suddenly, although it isn't going away. No more English breakfasts at Wetherspoons (even though they were a rare treat).

Out here on the South Oxford most of the canal is away from roads and the phone signals are pretty poor too, so we won't be going anywhere until I get sorted.  Luckily our spot in the marina is very pleasant, so we can still spend time aboard, which is what we are doing now.

One good thing is that my closer attention to (my already reasonably healthy) diet has already knocked half a stone off my weight.  What's more, I have been forbidden strenuous exercise (although I have been to our regular exercise class a couple of times, taking it steady) for the time being, so I'm on light duties only  Every cloud has a silver lining:-)

Hopefully I might get a stent or something to put me back to normal.  Fingers crossed.

Anyone offering me medical advice or anything other than the mildest sympathy will be shot.


8 comments:

Simon Kelley said...

I stick to very mild sympathy then. I guess we'll know where to find you when we come wandering down the South Oxford.

Marilyn McDonald said...

Do you have cell phone coverage in your marina? We have never been through Crick without the utmost difficulty in maintaining electronic contact - in fact, we have had to stand next to the yellow and black post on the bridge, on one leg while balancing with tongue poked out to the right...
Best of luck and well done on the weight loss!
Cheers, Marilyn (nb Waka Huia)

Herbie Neil said...

Simon,if we're around when you come down,we can always bring Herbie down to Cropredy village for a meet up.

Marilyn, yes we do, not great but far better than Crick, and there's an a & e depatrment in Banbury,not far away.

Mike Todd said...

Lower Heyford used to be a real blankspot with all the networks. I have heard that it still is bit it us now a while since we have been there.

Carol said...

Sending hugs!

Herbie Neil said...

Aah Carol, received with thanks.

Oakie said...

I had angina attack last year in June, but maybe I told you that when we last met up at The Great Western. If you have any questions Neil, I am your man with up to date info. Apparently angina does not manifest itself until the artery it 75% blocked, although mine was 90%! Since then I have been to NHS Rehab Exercise classes and continuing now with Phase IV. OK, now you have permission to shoot me!

Vallypee said...

Neil, I was so sure I’d commented here. Stupid iPad often doesn’t work with comments, but I’m so sorry to read this. Look after yourself and a hug from this side of the water too!