Author Archives: Richard

Returning Home

I’m home, and it was a bit of a surprise that it happened. What’s really odd about it all is that to the patient there doesn’t seem to be a process for agreeing the final day, it just sort of all comes together. It did for me on Sunday morning and although it took a

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Condition Improving

It’s amazing, last night I listened to my valve working. It clicks and it’s audible. It’s the first time I’ve been able to hear it. There are lots of other things happening, my physios were through to test me today, the doctor’s rounds were positive, and I’m feeling more mobile. Still, some things are still

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The Sucker Punches

It’s been a funny feeling dealing with everyday life while the journey towards the operation continues on and I’ve come to realise what it feels like. It’s as though every now and again, just when I’ve settled back into the daily swing of my life, someone comes right up to me and swings a massive

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The Disappointing Call

The moment came, and went, last week and provided a mixture of both relief and disappointment. In a way it’s now made the build up to Wednesday afternoons even worse, and there’s no one to blame, not even myself. Last week I was working from home on the normal Wednesday afternoon call out. Amazingly it

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