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To Be Continued…

By Ashleylister @ashleylister

Location: Stroke Ward, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
Dateline: Saturday March 21, 2015
Your dedicated Saturday Blogger writes:
I was surprised to find myself admitted here yesterday, after what I took to be a migraine refused to go away. Having spent an entertaining Thursday night in A&E, I was given a CT scan and told I’d had a TIA, a mild stroke, the only obvious symptom of which is slightly blurred peripheral vision in left-field. However, such events are triggered by something and the consultant wants to establish exactly what – so I am awaiting further tests which, given this is the week-end and the NHS is under stress, aren’t likely to be completed before Monday. I stay here in the meanwhile, having been dissuaded from discharging myself.
It’s the first time I’ve been in hospital on my own account since I was a baby and it’s an unnerving experience to be on the receiving end of so much medical attention. For someone who considers himself to be fit and leading a healthy lifestyle, it’s been a bit of a shock. I can’t fault the staff or facilities, both are excellent, but I could have done without this hiatus (as you may imagine) because there is so much going on with Blackpool Supporters’ Trust, Dead Good Poetics, house-renovation and all. Maybe therein lies the problem, but I don’t think so.
If not completely random, it is nature’s way of saying something is not right and I will take the best advice to get it remedied. I try to dismiss the thought that it might have been much worse and hope to be out of here soon and getting on with life – I have unfinished business.
To be continued… Something and Nothing
It was something and nothing. The doctor called it an event but it seemed hardly worthy of the name. If that was a brush with mortality it was like the very finest sable being trailed over my left eyelid by the Master Painter.
I heard no cosmic laughter, felt no shock but I’ve acquired an irritating blind-spot at seven o’clock (and many minutes after).
Thanks for reading. Have a good week. Normal service will be resumed soon. S ;-) Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook


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