December 12th, 2016

E.M.M.H.

December Meme ... Day 12

Day 12 → talk about this year in medical news

For any who know me, they will realise that I have had some tough health problems.

Back in January I had a viral chest infection, that was so bad that my GP was worried that I had a blood clot on my lungs, or had a heart attack.  Fortunately all was OK, but it took 7 weeks before I was well enough to go back to work.

Then I broke a crown off a tooth, and when treatment started I ended up with an infection, so lost the tooth ... and got an infection in the socket!

Now, I am off work again with a virus.  However my doctor has said that the virus is just the name to put on the off-work certificate, but mostly it is emotional exhaustion that has knocked me down.  So 2 weeks off already, and now this coming week, but hoping to cope with going back to work next week.

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Other medical news was Dad having another stroke in the Spring, and then (as you know) he died on the 2nd September)

His sister was in hospital for 2 weeks with BP problems, and a urine infection.

Jiffy had to have his anal glands removed, as well as a large wart removed from his face a month after Dad's death.  He has also had 3 or 4 skin infections this year (he has one at present)

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Roll on 2017!!!
Poppy Wreath

London Photos #12 - Field Of Remembrance, Westminster

The real reason I chose the weekend I did to go to London was to be there for the 11/11

The first year I was at college (1979), there was a bomb scare in our building and I walked over to see what all the people were doing.  And on the Thursday before that Sunday there is the dedication of the Field of Remembrance that is held in the grounds of St Margaret's.  I went every year until we moved to Bude.  Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother used to attend.  I have been down a couple of times since, and although I missed the service I did go to the field.

Every regiment has it's own plot, and I always used to go to The Northamptonshire Regt, as my Granddad was in that regt, and served 1914 - 1918.   He had died in 1978, which is why I went there the first time, but after that I got to know some of the other attendees and used to meet up with them.

This year I also wanted to go to the Home Guard memorial, as Dad had served with them.

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Sword of Sacrifice

London Photos #13 - The Cenotaph

So, on the Sunday I made my way to the Cenotaph.  Security was strict, which was good.  The hour & half I was waiting I got chatting to a great bunch of people.

When I got there I had a great view, but then people shuffled around, soldiers and policemen arrived, and no view of Our Queen.  However it was special to be there (even if my feet did freeze by the end!!)


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