Had a bad night friday night.. but suddenly realised on saturday my 3 library books on arthritis needed renewal! at 3pm.. library closed at 4pm.. got in car and set off..
drove past bus stop and saw my two non driving friends./ neighbours waiting for bus// no their not elderly just dont drive!,I stopped and asked were they were going weavers shop..they said.. its a carpet place not far from me and on my route. hop in I said.. dropped then off... set of got to library then in pain so stopped at closing down garden to get drink and take tablets.. had already maxed out on ant inflams for the day so it was down to straight painkillers so i took one codydramol and one paracetamol cos of driving need to be alert to drive so two co-cydramol not good idea.. had a cappucinio and a glass of water and a rest.. noticed out of the corner of my eye two people at another table but was more concerned with taking pain killers so didnt pay much attention.. saw chap go out side.. left some of my drink as too hot as told my friends by text i would be about 20 min..
Went outside man was collapsed on floor making wheezing sounds.. silently crying.. I went up to him can you hear me etc.. breathing bad.. some garden centre staff came out.. I rand 999 on mobile.. ambulance please.. this took a length of time.. the call centre is out of county.. had to assess the patient over the phone.. gave full location instructions the person had no local geographical knowledge.. stayed calm .. trying to calm him age managed to get him to tell me christian name and age... was still on the phone describing location.. to the distant call centre.. when it arrived.. she asked me if there was a defribilator handy.. honestly.. some large public places have one.. but not small garden centre.. think they read from a flow chart?
yes the patient was clammy and struggling to breathe but was not having a heart attack.. his partner said he had a fractured rib.. suspect he might have bundled out of hosp Accident and Emergency dept with that diagnosis?. but the rib had moved and entered the lung? but as I am not a doctor cant comment