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Offline Uncle Mort

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A Bit of a Scare
« on: September 07, 2013, 08:32:56 AM »
Early yesterday evening I start feeling unwell. At first I put it down to severe indigestion but as the evening progressed the pain spread higher into my chest and to my back. The pain was the worse I every experienced, even more than the pain I had recovering from heart surgery!

Fortunately my brother was over for the weekend and we called for an ambulance. The paramedic arrived promptly and wired me up to check my heart. Nothing obvious, no indication of a heart attack but the ambulance arrived and because of my heart history whisked me and brother off to A&E. The pain was still really, really bad, the morphine they gave me didn't seem to help.

In A&E they took another couple of ECGs, took blood, put a cannula in and then finally, after checking everything, gave me painkillers. Slowly the pain receded.

My brother came in and they moved me out of resus to a cubicle to recover. A few hours later (about 3am) the blood results came back; the pain had receded to a feeling of soreness  around my upper abdomen so they said I could go home.

So it turned out to be a seriously bad case of indigestion  redface:

However the blood test did show up possible problems with my liver  eeek: so they are going to refer me for further tests.
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 08:42:19 AM »
Early yesterday evening I start feeling unwell. At first I put it down to severe indigestion but as the evening progressed the pain spread higher into my chest and to my back. The pain was the worse I every experienced, even more than the pain I had recovering from heart surgery!

Fortunately my brother was over for the weekend and we called for an ambulance. The paramedic arrived promptly and wired me up to check my heart. Nothing obvious, no indication of a heart attack but the ambulance arrived and because of my heart history whisked me and brother off to A&E. The pain was still really, really bad, the morphine they gave me didn't seem to help.

In A&E they took another couple of ECGs, took blood, put a cannula in and then finally, after checking everything, gave me painkillers. Slowly the pain receded.

My brother came in and they moved me out of resus to a cubicle to recover. A few hours later (about 3am) the blood results came back; the pain had receded to a feeling of soreness  around my upper abdomen so they said I could go home.

So it turned out to be a seriously bad case of indigestion  redface:

However the blood test did show up possible problems with my liver  eeek: so they are going to refer me for further tests.
  Banghead

Oh no Uncle   happy100 so sorry to hear this but relieved it was not your heart...   Hopefully they are just being over cautious  .... keep you chin up ... happy100
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 09:01:20 AM »
Uncle  eeek:  This is getting like a virtual hospital  noooo:
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 09:01:37 AM »
Not a nice thing for you or your family to experience Uncle, seems that everybody did the right thing at the right time  :thumbsup: Take care (and Rennies)
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 09:07:01 AM »
Feel very queasy this morning and not been able to keep me tea down. Must have some bug.  cry:

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 09:10:02 AM »
I blame Miss C  noooo:
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 09:14:31 AM »
Oh poor Unc . You haven't had any of BM's home brew have you ?
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 09:22:08 AM »
Uncle  eeek:  This is getting like a virtual hospital  noooo:

Just what I was thinking Nick perhaps we need to set up a Bickering convalescence home   rubschin:
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 09:59:50 AM »
Hope you're all better soon Uncle, that must have been seriously scary. 



I'd suggest your docs prescribe a good dose of West Ham watching but apparently that's been in very short supply for some years now
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2013, 11:13:31 AM »
Aye, they were crap against Stoke.

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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2013, 12:15:46 PM »
Hope you feel betterer soon Uncle - have half of Mild on the house like....  Thumbs:
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2013, 12:48:09 PM »
Get well soon Unc...

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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2013, 01:51:06 PM »
Sorry to hear of the distress Uncle, but if they have made an early discovery of a liver problem, it might have been worth it.
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Re: A Bit of a Scare
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2013, 06:54:00 PM »
Sorry to hear that Uncle, not the best way to spend a night. 
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2013, 07:51:38 PM »
Nor is escaping from your fecking iceberg feet  evil:
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