A quick update.

Hello again, folks.

Just a very quick word here in response to a few enquiries I have had as to my health due to the fact that I have not posted anything new here for some time following my recent little health episode.  Those concerned know who they are and I thank them sincerely.

The simple fact is that I have been incredibly busy recently including a bit of travel (not flying yet) and gigging with the photographs above hopefully serving as a bit of a teaser as to where I was.  A full report to follow but I now find myself in my habitual state of being about a month behind on my entries here which I am working hard to rectify.

As for my health, I am almost embarrassingly healthy given what I have been through, I really have no right to be in as good nick as I appear to be.  As I said to the Practice Nurse yesterday I am probably the healthiest I have been for 20 years or more and I feel fine.  I spent most of yesterday seeing the Doctor, the afore-mentioned Practice Nurse, an A&E nurse and Sister and a radiographer in the Royal London Hospital and finally a pharmacist.  It was all a bit of a bore but the good news is that I had a call from the hospital this morning to tell me that my thrombosis has been dispatched to wherever it is that good thromboses go when they pass on, if there is such a thing as a good thrombosis.  At least that means I do not have to resume the annoying daily injections which I am grateful for although I am still taking so many pills I swear I must rattle when I walk and I will be on them forever apparently.  Not a problem.

I am back tomorrow for and ECG and something else I cannot remember as I have lost track of all the tests they give me.  I really do not know why I need an ECG as I had one in hospital less than three months ago and which showed nothing other than the arrythmia which I have been aware of for 26 years and which I told them about.  For those who have been on at me for years to register with a Doctor, rest assured that I am now under the ever-watchful gaze of Big Brother NHS.

I expect that in light of the test and scan the flying ban may well be lifted although if it is not I have a couple of other little schemes in the pipeline.  One of these is spending time exploring the UK which I have done lamentably little of.  With Eurostar and ferries, both of which modes of transport I much prefer to short haul flying, I can get to just about anywhere in Europe or Asia without ever setting foot in an airport.  A long time pipedream of mine has been to travel from London to Singapore without flying and the way I feel at the minute it might just happen.

Thanks again for all the enquiries as to my well-being and I promise to try and catch up on the blog asap.

Stay tuned and spread the word.

Author: Fergy.

Hello there and welcome to my blog which is the last attempt of a retiree and child of the 50's to overcome advanced technophobia and create a memoir of my rambles having had three commercial travel blog sites pulled from under me in just over a year. A learning curve like Everest! I am rapidly approaching a senior citizen bus pass and realistically I have more days independent travelling behind me than before so I intend to "do it while I still can" and am trying to cram in as much as I can now. Apart from travelling, I love playing music (guitar, vocals and a bit of percussion) as the profile pic suggests and sport, although my active participation is now restricted to the very occasional game of pool. I read voraciously, probably a legacy from my dear late Mother who was a librarian and encouraged me towards books from an early age. I'll read just about anything although I do have a particular interest in military history of all periods. I live alone in fairly central London where I have been for over 30 years since leaving Northern Ireland which was the place of my birth, youth and early manhood. Partially by necessity although more by love of the art I adore cooking and I can and do read recipe books and watch food programmes on TV / online all day. Nothing fancy and none of your nouvelle cuisine nonsense, just hopefully tasty, proper food. To my knowledge, I have not poisoned anyone yet! No doubt other little personal facts about me will emerge during the course of my writings here so stay tuned if you are at all interested.

13 thoughts on “A quick update.”

  1. I’m running behind with these posts but will catch up eventually (perhaps when I have fewer of my own to write!) Anyway it’s good to know you continue to improve, and that you’re now registered with the NHS 😉 I was in Karlsruhe at the weekend for the Gluhwein meet and lots of people were asking after you and said to say hi, which I will do in person in a week or so!


  2. Good to hear that you are doing better Fergy. Hope to see you soon again on the road. I just landed in Kuala Lumpur an hour ago and is having a coffee at the airport, while I am waiting for Valerie (borneogrl on VT) to come and pick me up.


      1. Apologies for the someone, it was me (Fergy) that posted the above. The site is playing up loke mad. I have to sign in for every reply I send on my own site – madness!


    1. Thank you for your kind wishes, Betsey. I had yet more blood tests (how much blood do they want from me?) and an ECG today so back for another appointment on Monday. Ho hum, I think they are going to name a seat in the waiting room after me! Still, it is for the best, I suppose.


    1. Thank you so much, I have another check tomorrow which is an ECG but that will be OK as I had one in hospital recently and it was fine.

      Can’t wait to get back on the road again and hopefully I will know soon if I can fly again or not.

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  3. Pleased to hear that you’re still on the mend Fergy. I’m in a similar position as regards flying around these days, but as you quite rightly say, there are other modes of travel, not to mention the wealth of places we’re fortunate enough to be able to visit here in the UK.


    1. Thanks mate.

      I know we can get a goodly distance without flying but since they stopped the ferry from India to Sri Lanka years ago, the only way I can get there to visit my friend is either flying or stowing away on a cargo boat!

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