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.