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Another Hospital Adventure!!

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie

My last posting on Monday could well have been my last posting!! Moments after I descended the stairs turned into the kitchen diner & .....!!!!!!!! I came round with blood pouring from a head wound & my wife on the phone calling 999! My brain was clear & I spoke to them over the phone but it was a mystery what had happened! Had I tripped or not? Certainly caught my head on the corner of a chair seat. Ambulance came within 15mins. Great crew with a trainee paramedic on board. QE.Hospital Birmingham A&E. Assessment area--to HDU --overnight observation--scans,blood tests,interviews etc.---monitoring ward ECGs etc --results ok---night move to another ward----discharge late Wednesday afternoon. No conclusive diagnosis yet but will be booked for wearing a 24 hour heart monitoring device at home. Brilliant & hard working the staff of this hospital were. Can't thank them enough. Great to be back home & get some sleep & step into the garden. Thanks for listening hope you had a better last few days! ATB

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Oh no that is so horrible for you I am so so sorry. Pls get well soon. xx

We never know what's coming next, do we? I'm glad your (relatively) OK after your hospital adventure. Take it easy for a few days, won't you! Best wishes.

Take care and let's hope for more rain, so you don't have to do any watering!

My experience of A & E in Bradford has been wonderful - some of us are so lucky.

Very true Rugger. What the staff have to put up with as well with some of the patients.

So sorry this awful thing happened to you,it sounds as though it could have been a mini stroke,as they are going to monitor you at home,two friends of mine have had these strokes which l believe were probably brought on by the very hot weather.l hope that this will not be the reason for your sudden ‘ blip’,the hospital have given you excellent observation and l am sure they will find the reason soon.l love your garden photo’ s,and l always find your posts very helpful. Kindest regards and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Thank's Grants. Very kind of you. Always good to help each other through whatever hits us. We do it in our own unique ways too. ATB

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Oh Gosh Pepperdoggie 🤕

What an awful thing to happen to you, l hope they find the reason for you.

Best Wishes

Get Well Soon 🌺

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to Hidden

Thanks MrsNails I certainly have kept them busy over the past few years. Hope you are recovering from all your stressers too.

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in reply to Pepperdoggie

I’m off to see the Locum Consultant on Monday!

Have a good weekend x

My goodness me - you just never know the minute! I'm glad to know that you were so well looked after and that you are now back home enjoying your ever colourful garden. My very best wishes to you...Kathy

Thanks. Think we never know what is going happen Kathy. but somehow convince ourselves that we do! Amazing how it comes as a surprise each time the fates step in!! Hope you're ok yourself.

Wow that must have been scary for both of you. Fingers crossed they find nothing and it's put down to the heat or something. Take care and wear knee pads and a helmet just in case, great fashion statements ⛑️

Thanks. That's a great look for a 70 year old Angie! How would I display my ripped knee jeans though!! As for the helmet!! I might have broken the chair! Could of been a worse scenario that one! Strangely no panic the scare sets in later. ATB

We can be iconic fashion statements at any age🤣

PMRpro
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My daughter has a trainee in tow at present - at least yours didn't get to practise intubation like hers did. ;-)

You really do need to take a bit more gin with it! Do tell us if they find anything. But be grateful you were at the bottom of the stairs and not the top...

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to PMRpro

Very true! We have steep stairs that force concentration. See your logic on the gin! You mean I wouldn't have noticed anything had happened!!

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador
in reply to Pepperdoggie

Apparently you fall more relaxed ...

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to PMRpro

Like in vertical slow motion! Still a tiled floor PMR. Smack on wound where I had the biopsy as well!

So g & t with a slice and head gear??? A new take on 5 o'clockses

Ha! Don't encourage me Angie! I do sometimes take notice!

Take it easy resting in your lovely garden. Hope you get a good report from your doctor 🌸

Thank you bunnymom.

How awful! Should have known it would have to be something serious to keep you quiet this long.

Take care I'd miss your mad ramblings.

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to scats

Lovely! Thank you. Nice to be back in rambling lane.

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer

Certainly not as eventful as yours! Get well soon 💐

Thanks. DL. As usual a different personality turned up for myself in hospital & I was able to tune in to some of other peoples lives & experiences. Helped me forget my own fears! Watching & talking to the younger hard working staff you see how it really is. Some great moments with them. Hope the knee is going ok & not too painful.ATB

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer
in reply to Pepperdoggie

Getting there! At least I now feel a bit more normal - whatever that is - and BP slowly coming back up!

Wife had problems with low bp after her hip ops. It was feet up & careful how you get up but you would know that DL. Felt for a while I was wearing someone else's leg with my hip op! No idea for a knee but know they are more tricky ops.ATB

What a horrible shock for both you and your wife. I fell earlier in the year, crashing down on a side table. Over balanced getting up from kneeling down to sort out husbands vast collection of magazines. To save myself I put my hand on the armchair which is on castors, it moved! I now have a crooked nose to remember the event. Beautiful garden.

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to Jean56

Thanks. So easy to do these things jean. It's whether you get away with them I think. Hope you're ok. ATB

Fabulous hospital the QE , great staff and service x

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to Rosbud

Spot on Rosebud. They have been very good in my experiences. I use to play in the farm & cow fields where this hospital is built. I know the area very well! Most of us in the street spent a lot of the school holidays here.

York54
York54
in reply to Pepperdoggie

Glad you are ok. Another vote for QE . My local hospital too. Wonderful staff.

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to York54

So so busy they are too. The complexity of it all is mind boggling. ATB

How scary for both you and your Wife

Take Care

Lovely garden, have missed your ramblings, so pleased you are ok ,nasty shock for both you and your wife. Best wishes.

Thanks CT. You be careful out there! Even more careful in there! ATB

Thank God you are ok. What a shock for you and your wife. Wishing you a complete and speedy recovery. The garden photo is beautiful. Just looking at that would make anyone heal.

Cheers Jane. It was only a few hours after having a positive docs appointment as well! The emergency services were excellent & the follow up thoroughness,clinical, nursing & other staff excellent too. I had the privilege of seeing this on the front line. Some great people there. Always some quibbles that's the human race! None from me today. Well done NHS.

They always come through in an emergency. Paramedics are wonderful people in my experience.

Yes. They & other frontliners need special qualities to deal with what is happening kindly & effectively,

How are you doing? Still shaken I guess.

Feeling not too bad thanks. Had a stroll round Manor Farm park & fed the ducks & coots which was very soothing. The big outdoors does it for me! Didn't have any sort of view while in hospital & couldn't go very far with my entourage of bleeping equipment on wheels! Wary coming down the stairs though now!

I bet you are wary of coming down stairs. I have been since this darn thing started though, I do have balance issues, I daren’t stand on chairs to reach things etc.

Manor Park wow! That takes me back.

The remains of the thatched roofed barn have now been cleared after the arson. The park volunteers are trying to raise money to build a replica that will be fire proof & provide other facilities. Little council money going into the parks,huge staff cutbacks! Needs a new Cadbury type benefactor! It was the poor kids from Brum who had a day out from the industrial grime who used that barn years ago. Different times but it was an iconic barn.

I am so sorry to hear that. You have such an upbeat attitude. I hope all continues to be well.

Thanks Dream21. As we say 'if things don't get any better they'll stay as they are!' Or something like that!

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OH MY!!!!! How terrible.... and scary!!!!!! I hope they get to the bottom of it, soon! \

You need this.... amazon.co.uk/VonHaus-Protec...

Ha! Well thank God it's unavailable as usual Melissa! The Darth Vader look went out years ago round here!! I'd sooner have the head wound! What would anyone think if I answered the door wearing that! It's a linebackers fantasy! ATB

I wondered where you were, your absence was noted! I'm pleased you're back home and hopefully it isn't anything serious - bet the garden was pleased to see you too! I suggest you take more water with it next time! I shall be 'missing' next week but will be back!

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to Telian

Still not a real diagnosis yet but I feel ok. It's another wake up call to sniff those roses!! Have a good week in Yorkshire. Used to do a lot of hill walking there years ago Pennine Way,Horton etc. Lovely county. EH.UP!

The same's happening to my sister, she was in town and could feel herself going, next thing there was a crowd around her - apparently this chap could see she wasn't well and caught her as fell otherwise who knows what state she'd be in - some weeks later still doing tests, cardiology at the moment, she daren't go out alone now. So the moral is they may never find out! The paramedics were Angels literally, she even got a call from them an hour later to check on her as she opted not to go to hospital, a decision she now regrets.

Thank you will do having a birthday bash with family so yep 'gooin' back to the lingo, funny thing is I can't do it now!

Best wishes for a continued recovery, lovely photo, are the purple flowers phlox?

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to Telian

Thanks. Think it's probably a combination of factors resulting in a bad heart rhythm. I have atrial fib. as well.

It can be confidence shattering so I hope your sister gets the nod! Wife's dad was born in Pudsey. The purple flowers are Persicaria amplexicaulis. Tough plant & can be a bit of a thug but great ground cover.

I see...hope all goes well.

Thank you and they don't seem to think it's an emergency as appt not until 22 August! If she has another attack before then she's been told it's 999! Pudsey not far son lives in Tingley, Wakefield. Are you in Southampton? Don't know the plant names like you but all looks lovely as usual. Enjoy this lovely weather and keep cool.

Pepperdoggie
Pepperdoggie
in reply to Telian

LIve & born in Birmingham "Bab".

Telian
Telian
in reply to Pepperdoggie

Just worked it out 'Born and Bred' should learn to think before I speak...

Oh I'm not not far out then! There's a Manor Farm Park down there that's all - suppose they're all over though. Sorry what does 'Bab' mean?

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