Went in for a simple procedure to stop my arrythimia and ended up staying almost a week.
Procedure is called 'ablation' and is usually only an overnight stay.
Good news is the procedure was one hundred percent successful and I no longer have an irregular heart beat.
A couple of other things happened along the way and I need time to build strength and get completely mobile.
A blood vessel burst, aneurism, in my leg and left a huge blood clot covering the top of my right leg which has to slowly be absorbed. A bit uncomfortable. The leg has to be kept largely immobile.
After 2 blood transfusions I finally had the strength to walk from hospital bed to car and after a 3 hour road trip, I'm home. Hurray.
I was lucky. Instead of waiting 5 months for the op there was an empty spot after 2 weeks
A specialist was immediately on hand. Everything was in place to save my life. Grey's Anatomy a la grec.
Arrythimia is a thing of the past.
I spent 5 days of a heatwave in a perfectly controlled environment.
It all happened near 15th August. Athenians have been deserting the city in their thousands since the beginning of the month. Roads were empty so driving in and out of the centre was a cinch.
- K was there the whole time, asking, prodding, even cutting up my stuffed tomatoes and feeding me when I had no energy.
My two girls created a perfect environment for my return. I tottered into a cool clean atmosphere with a whiff of grilled burger! Ftoo ftoo ftoo my dears
So see you all soon.