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Damn Those Economy Seats...

Just had an emergency doctors appointment. More of an emergency as it turned out than I was suspecting.

I went in because I've been having spine/chest/neck pains all week since flying bak from the States.

I'm putting it down to a really bad chair on the flight (the cushion was loose and I didn't have much leg room - even with an aisle seat).

Anyway, it's lingered and I've been getting sharp reminders every so often. Rosie was also fretting and telling me to go to the Docs. So I popped in this morning to arrange an appointment for hopefully later today. The recpetionist listened to my symptoms and told me immediately to go to the waiting room. A doctor saw me within about two minutes - which I must admit didn't settle my nerves.

So, blood pressure taken, lots of listening to my chest/breathing, heart rate, touching my toes, applying pressure on things with my hands and checking out my ankles for swelling and swinging my arms later they've concluded that it probably is just a muscular problem and not something mroe sinister.

Still, I've been advised that it I become short of breath and continue to get chest pains I should immediately go to the nearest Casulaity Unit.

Joy of joys.

I don't think this will happen (and I certainly hope it doesn't) but if you don't hear from me for a few days it might be worth checking imagnocean's LJ to see if she's panicing because I'm in hospital or something! If she's not then I've probably just not posted. I'll try to post though :p

If everything goes well I should be seeing Spiderman 3 Saturday morning with Rosie, Andy & Toos and then hopefully going for lunch at nando's or somewhere. Saturday night should see me at The Underworld to see Racine (Wendy James of Transvision Vamps new band). Sunday is an All-Hands Cubicle 7 Staffers Meeting followed by Dom and me finally playing some more Memoir '44 or Battlelore (Rosie is off to dance at a club in Leicester this Sunday and Doms wife is away in Ireland with their kid for a week). Monday should be spent at home doing some work and cuddling up with Rosie upon her return.

So, barring any emergencies, it should be quite a fun weekend!

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cryx
May. 4th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
irk! be well!!
angusabranson
May. 4th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
I'll try :D
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angusabranson
May. 4th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
I believe we're aiming for the 10am performance :)
snesgirl
May. 4th, 2007 01:29 pm (UTC)
oh dear...
loook after yourself. Sounds like they ruched you in as they suspected deep vein thrombosis.

stay well. Look after yourself !
suewilson
May. 4th, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
You said the magic words "Pain", "Shortness of breath" and "Long plane journey" and they saw "Law suit if we send him away and he dies."

Where as me earlier this week phoned by docot with crush chest pains but was given an appointment 24hrs later becasue I stupidly admitted it had been going on for over 12 hrs and I had bad wind :(

Its all a matter of hitting the right trigger words

Like calling for the police. If you want a quick responce say "I think one of them had something that might have been a gun but I'm not sure."
It can be very satisfying watching the armed police unit kick down the bastards door.
saffrongraphics
May. 6th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
Your post just reminded me that I'll never know what's happened to H if he keels over whilst overseas - it'll take his workmates to let me know, and they'll only know when he fails to call in to work. That's quite weird, when I think about it...

A group of us are off to see Spidey 3 on Tuesday. Opinions on the movie, laddie?

Btw - we never got around to seeing Sunshine. It had a ridiculously short run at the cinema here. [shrugginess]
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