Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Years Eve 2011

Sharing some great tunes on New Years Eve at the Walker batch - Mangawhai Heads
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Thursday, 22 December 2011

An Unplanned Adventure

Its been an interesting few days. At the start of November I ran the Auckland Marathon for 5th time. Despite some good training prep it was really tough, probably tougher than it should have been. The following week I was admitted to North Shore Hospital with chest pain.. diagnosis was a viral infection affecting the lining of the heart.

There was something about this diagnosis that didn't stack up and in a follow-up meeting with my own Doc, I persuaded him to send me to a specialist for more tests.

This test finally happened yesterday. He found a problem: something was putting pressure on my Pulmonary Artery constricting flow. The specialist (cardiologist) was a real star and arranged for CAT scan first thing this morning and then after we had discussed results he rang around his network to find an appropriate specialist to pass me onto to. Its Christmas time and most are on are leave but he arranged for me to be admitted to North Shore Hospital.

So here I am.. getting quite use to this place. All three boys were born here and both my mum and dad have had their share of visits. Stuck with needles - waiting for next test.. scheduled for biopsy tomorrow.

I'm pretty good spirits - Que sera sera. Whatever happens next I'll be up for some radiotherapy for quite some time... Only 10 checkins before I become Foursquare mayor of North Shore Hospital.