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Friday, 8 May 2009

Hospital visits ....

OK, I'll confess, I don't like hospitals. I don't like visiting them and I don't like being in them, possibly a little strange since a great deal of my early career was spent fetching people too and from them. But then I have also spent a fair bit of time in them as a patient for one reason or another, not something I have particularly enjoyed - and that is not a criticism of the treatment I got or the staff.

In fact, I'm not sure why I don't like them, I just feel very uneasy and uncomfortable inside most of them. It could have something to do with the fact that I don't particularly like having to spend time surrounded by other sick people when I'm sick and the NHS seems to specialise these days in crowding as many people as they can into small badly ventilated waiting rooms. Presumably its good for business - it probably helps to keep infection rates high.

Anyway, this morning I have to go and spend a couple of hours in the Cheltenham General. They want to do an ultrasound scan of my legs so they can figure out what is causing my varicose veins to be so bad. I have a pretty good idea - and I don't like the prospect of having it confirmed. Your prayers please.

I'll keep you posted .....

1 comment:

  1. I hope everything went OK. I suspect the real pain came when you had to put money in the meter - the parking charges at CGH are criminal! Try parking at the fire station!

    This post reminds me of the time I was awaiting discharge from a psychiatric ward in Cheltenham. I asked the consultant psychiatrist if he was going to let me out. ''Only if you're quick'' was his reply...