A hearty breakfast

Posted by @ 12:03 pm on Friday 4th October, 2013.
Categories: Illness and injury

Well, the NHS does keep going on about us needing "5 A Day":


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7 Responses to “A hearty breakfast”

  1. alan.sloman says:

    Blimey, Stef!

    What are they all for?
    I thought my daily ingestion of chemicals was pretty staggering, but it pales into insignificance...

    Are you okay, fella?

  2. BG! says:

    Originally Posted By alan.sloman
    Blimey, Stef!

    What are they all for?

    Angina pectoris, caused by coronary artery disease (also known as atherosclerotic heart disease, coronary heart disease, or ischemic heart disease). It was all a bit of a surprise for me, http://beardedgit.com/?p=9877 refers.

    These are the post-op meds - they stented my 95% narrowing (but didn't stent my other narrowing because it was only 50%, their policy forbids stenting anything below 70%) on 20th September. To be fair, these meds are way better than the stuff they put me on between diagnosis and angioplasty - those caused 24/7 headaches akin to being whacked repeatedly around the back of the head with a cricket-bat.

    I'm on the mend now so no worries (well, I don't worry, everybody else does that for me) - before the op I could hardly walk from the hospital car-park to the main entrance, but since the op I've been up and about doing all sorts of stuff that 51-year-olds do... climbing trees, laying slabs, walking into town for beers :mrgreen:

    It's been an odd month.

    It's good to see that you've been out road-testing your new innards. I trust that your internals are serving you well.

  3. alan.sloman says:

    Bloody Hell!
    I missed that last post (was having a minor crisis myself with an unexpected biopsy and consequent drastic change in the drug regime)

    Jeez, Stef!

    So the next thing is to get the bottom end sorted so you can get back to some exercising again. Oh - and stop smoking. Easy for me to say, I know, but I had a friend who tried really hard, but in the end failed miserably, even though there was bad asthma involved. It's incredibly scary for the loved ones, you know.

    Please tell me you'll give up, fella? It is the single biggest avoidable killer.

    Lecture over - I'm sure you've heard it from the doctors, and your family!

    All the very best to you, Stef

  4. BG! says:

    As ever, Alan, you dispense sound advice.

    I hope that you're over your crisis and that the regime-change isn't being driven by the Yanks.

    Anyway, where are the pics? You'll not win this pissing-competition without supplying some evidence :mrgreen:

  5. AlanR says:

    I just thought i would let you know that i bought a new printer and i bought a CIS for it. What a bloody nightmare! I poured all the ink in the reservoirs only to find out that one of the outlets under the reservoir was leaking and one of the covers on the cartridge was not secure so ink just flowed out whilst i was trying to fix the reservoir. Ink everywhere. I would have thrown it through the window but it would have made a mess. So i carefully put it all in a plastic bag and locked it away in the shed. 2 days later when i was calm enough to visit the shed i started again. Draining it all, cleaning it and fixing the leaks. It is now working. All i now have to do is clean the shed and try and get my blue,black,red and yellow hands clean. Obviously you can delete this post.

  6. BG! says:

    Delete your post? No way, it's given me the best laugh I've had for a long time! I'll see if I can conjure up some sympathy for you after I've stopped laughing 😆

    Did you take any pics?

  7. AlanR says:

    What! Pick the camera up with all that ink on my hands. Ha

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