The Anonymous Widower

A Couple of Days in Hospital

Some will know that on Wednesday I collapsed, called an ambulance and ended up in University College Hospital. I thought at first I was having another stroke, but whilst lying on the floor, I felt that this wasn’t the case. The paramedics couldn’t get in, but luckily the builder opposite, who I talk to most days, had a ladder and came through the open window.

I called the ambulance, as my left hand was twitching after doing a lot of typing. These days, I use my left hand for shift and control and I think all the movement had irritated my humerus.  And no! It’s not funny. In the end I got frightened, and it got me very worried, so that is why I dialled 999. I sat on the chair and when trying to stand up, my left leg gave way so I just laid on the floor, until I was rescued.

The trip to hospital was quick and they were examining me within a few minutes.

They ended up admitting me and I was in a First Floor single room in the tower, looking out over the Euston Road.

I was fully checked out and they found there were problems with my heart, which I did know about to a certain extent. But I got a very good diagnosis for free. when I was having the echnocardiogram, it felt like I was back in Hong Kong, as the operator of the machine and his student, were both Chinese.

I  left on Friday with a whole new load of drugs.

So all in all was very positive.

March 24, 2012 - Posted by | Health | ,


  1. Sorry to hear you have in been in hospital James, but glad you are now out. I did notice your absence – your blog posts come into my inbox. Take care and be gentle with yourself for a few days now you are out of there.

    Comment by liz | March 24, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks. The weird thing is my arm is the worse it’s been in years.

      Comment by AnonW | March 24, 2012 | Reply

  2. Could you have slightly trapped a nerve, the symptoms of that sound similar to the ones you are saying you have.

    Comment by liz | March 24, 2012 | Reply

    • I do have a trapped nerve in my neck and probably one in my arm.

      Comment by AnonW | March 24, 2012 | Reply

  3. Ouch.

    Glad you’re better now… And the post is so calm an casual, as if nothing happened. That’s what courage look like, seriously.

    Comment by akopov | March 24, 2012 | Reply

    • (that was me, for some reason the comment got posted from my other account)

      Comment by Yuriy | March 24, 2012 | Reply

    • Remember I grew up with tales of the Blitz and I’m a 100% impure London Mongrel. Typical examples of the breed are David Beckham, Peter Ustinov, John Major, Daley Thompson, Alan Blumlein, Charlie Coward, Ted Kid Lewis and Jack Nissenthal. They always fight to the bitter end. The latter three did and won to die peacefully in their own beds.

      Comment by AnonW | March 24, 2012 | Reply

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