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Post by Caffiend » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:58 am

For those who haven't got Facebook (yeah yeah, I know what many of you think of Facebook, I do too largely and don't use 90% of its "functions" so skip the anti-Facebook rants please, 'k? - thanks): update.

Owing to previous GP dismissing a long-standing condition, which should/would not have been serious if treated sooner, I've been deteriorating since about November last year, culminating in emergency admission to hospital in April (blood count was so low I was effectively the walking dead). Just about recovering from transfusions and waiting for an operation, had every intention of making it to Wetherby until keeling over the day before with acute proximal DVT (massive blood clot in upper thigh: excruciatingly painful and quite dangerous). Directly caused by originally minor, now major condition. As soon as the consultant gets back from holiday I should be able to sort an operation date - likely mid to end July - and hopefully be back in business September/October. They're as certain as they can be that it's NOT 'the big C', which is a huge relief.

Hope to be recovered enough for at least part of Stratford and/or CXM if it goes ahead under new management. Looks like the Hurricane will be remaining c/o Tim's local storage until spring next year though, when I can get it on the road properly, over here, and catch up with all the other niggles that need sorting after major works before it went into storage last year.

Finally and MOST importantly: I know lots of people have asked after me and thank you for your kind thoughts and good wishes - they are very much appreciated and I miss you all.
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Post by Thread Bear » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:25 am

Good grief, thats terrible.

Is there a Stratford? Had not seen any info. Much nearer me. CXM is the other event over at Little Horwood? Might be able to help out, though it is 50 miles away.
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Post by citsncycles » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:37 pm

Glad it sounds curable - hope to see out and about later in the year.
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Post by mds141 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:07 pm

Get well soon Sandre. :-) xxx.
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:00 pm

Big hugs from my direction hun, hope you can pin that consultant down to get you sorted soon! xx
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Post by electrokid » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:28 pm

Hope it all goes well Sandre - looking forward to seeing you later in the year :D
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:33 pm

Get well soon honey, will be over soon to see you again after our holidays.
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Post by Caffiend » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:10 pm

Update. Like a complete twat, I have managed to put a ding in J119's tailgate :( - probably shouldn't have been driving today, no other way to get to the hospital, so ~shrug. 40-mile round trip - no problem, no nuns or kittens died. Reversed very neatly into NCP space for errand in town. Returned, absolutely needing to get home and rest, forgot I'd left the car in reverse gear and failed to use enough clutch when I started it up. Bang. All fixable, just horribly embarrassing, tailgate is now sporting several square inches of NCP carpark yellow paint.

In other news, obviously, I do now have enough mobility to drive short distances (today's the longest distance I've done since getting the DVT), and can also walk/limp a couple hundred yards (max) without crutches. Next up: getting to the point where I can go up and down stairs like a normal grown up instead of one at a time like a toddler (occasionally doable). Hospital admission 21 July so all being well, should be getting back on my feet again by end August as originally estimated. Completely confused my consultant at the pre-op today by referring to my "growth" as Ripley Junior - the junior doctor present got it and cracked up though :lol:
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Post by Tinkley » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:28 pm

There's enough Aliens here already.....

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:23 am

Its only a car, im sure some T cut and touch up will sort it wont it Paul!
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Post by mds141 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:28 pm

Paul and myself are starting the BXClub benevolent fund. ( He's done his back in ). :(
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Post by Caffiend » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:05 am

Update: sliced, diced but not iced. Recovery has commenced :)
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Post by electrokid » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:53 am

Shaken, not stirred =D>
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Post by Gary » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:02 pm

Wishing you a speedy recovery Sandre.
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Post by citsncycles » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:28 pm

Yep, hope you're back on your feet soon.
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