Monday, May 7, 2012

Alive and well, but temporary out of action!

Stuck here for a few days >>>

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Dear readers, this is just a quick posting to let you all know that I was admitted to Steve Biko Academic Hospital one week ago on Monday 30 April after experiencing all the symptoms normally associated with imminent heart failure.

Although everything is under control now the doctors feel it’s still too risky to send me home. They also haven’t figured out an appropriate course of action yet as far as therapy is concerned, but I’m not rushing anybody when it comes to matters that have a direct bearing on my own wellness.

Despite the fact that nobody in this hospital seems to be in any hurry at all, and that my patience was tested to its max on several occasions, the service provided by the team of practising cardiologists involved in my case has been first-rate until now.

Hospital name changes over the years:
The hospital was originally named Pretoria General Hospital, and renamed H F Verwoerd Hospital in 1967. In 1997 it changed to Pretoria Academic Hospital and in 2008 the name was finally changed to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. - More info here.

Stay safe, and take care of your heart!


Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

thought you had gone to the same bit bucket in the sky as Jan Lamprecht (do you know whats happened to him?)...sterkte en welkom terug te realiteit

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Dankie -- Gelukkig vergaan ontkruid nie so gou nie;-)

I have no idea what happened to Jan Lamprecht.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Tia, take care of yourself. I don't usually comment on your blog, but do read it often.

God Bless,

Krakende kakebene

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hope all goes well and you recover soon.



Mike Smith said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

All of the best and get well soon.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I wish you a speedy recovery & hope that you are stronger than before.At least you can rest without,"Sergmajor"yelling,"septis vuilgoed jou onnosel itter". was done the road from you at,army gym at, Voortrekker Hoogte. Miss your insightful commentry, wish you good health and happiness & look forward to your return. Alles van die beste

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hi my friend, please look after yourself and the pump. My wife aged 55 last year in September had a bad heart attack, she was in ICU for a week then another week in Sunninghill Hospital for another week they put 2 stents in her heart arteries, a month later they put another stent in third artery. She has to takr about 9 tablets daily now, so please look after yourself buddy. God Bless you. Get well soon and be home and well, and not too much fatty food etc. and weatch BP and cholestrol.

James K. said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Wish you well and a speedy recovery.
God bless

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Wishing you all the very best and a hope for a speedy recovery. May God go with you.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thank you every one for your support and the good wishes for a speedy recovery… It was much appreciated and it really lifted my spirits.

Although I’m still sitting in the hospital ward waiting to be discharged, I’ve just learned that the pharmacy section is busy preparing my medication. I should be out of here by 14:00. The first thing I’m going to do when I’m out of here is cook myself a descent meal, because the food in this place is the worst!!!

One of the pills I’ll be taking everyday is called “Warfarin”. It is basically a condensed form of rat poison (can you believe it?), but I’ll be on a very low dosage. It is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in the veins and to thus prevent a stroke from occurring. It’s going to be a bit of a schlep because my blood has to be tested every 2 weeks.

Otherwise -- I’m most grateful there is no serious damage and that no surgery was required. Although the old pump’s right atrium and ventricle is slightly dilated and my pulse rate is a little fast and erratic (always was), the rest is all in perfect working order.

Stay tuned, and thanks again for visiting this blog!


Readers may be interested in a series of comments I made last night on a posting that deals with the, yet unsolved, Griekwastad triple-murder tragedy. My response was sparked off when a commentator asked the question: why would one shooter use two guns? Direct link to the relevant comment in the post is here.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hang in there Buddy! Take it easy and get well!

Alexander Paterson said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hi there

You need to contact Dr Cecile Jadin who has doctors rooms in Johannesburg (I think).

I'm pretty sure you have Lyme disease and she and her husband (also a doctor) are two of the very few doctors in SA who know how to treat it properly.



Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thank you Sandile - much appreciated!

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