Hmmm, I'm not exactly a happy bunny after my angiogram yesterday. The good news is that my coronary arteries are narrowed a bit but not all that much. The bad news is that my coronary arteries are narrowed a bit but not all that much. No, I haven't made a typo there, the bad news is the same as the good news. After taking measurements they concluded that stenting was not the answer, so I'm back to square one. I was really hoping for a quick fix. So now it's more medication and they'll book me in for an ultrasound scan of the heart so they can see how the valves and muscles are operating. Ho hum.
I'm far from being an invalid, but I certainly couldn't safely manage a hard day's locking down the canal. Ten minutes raking up hedge trimmings in the garden leaves me feeling breathless and in need of a rest. Maybe my new medication will help. We'll have to wait and see. Meanwhile I'm lucky enough to have lots of other interests to get on with.
It's been a fun week otherwise, and we still managed to fit in a few very pleasant hours on a boat on the Grand Union, even if it was stationary. The lovely George and Carol of Still Rockin' fame were moored in Cowley and they invited us over for a chat on board their stately home. Just what the doctor ordered and we had a great time. Thanks G&C it did me a power of good.
More stationary boating awaits. Next weekend we have a few days using Herbie as a pied a terre either side of Rick and Marilyn's golden wedding celebration and before tootling over to Cambridge to join our Peter for our annual pilgrimage to the Cambridge Beer Festival where I shall attempt to drink just a few halves of not-too-strong beer. It's not all gloom and doom :-)