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Friday
Nov202015

Medical Indisposition!

In answer to a number of quizzical enquiries as to what was going on with the blog last week, can I just say that I saw the inside of a hospital (Waikato) room last week for the first time in my life. I managed to wrack up an eye-watering range of charges for tests under the Government Health system over the space of a few days that gave me huge satisfaction as a tax-payer, and sobering thought as to the similarity between the electronics in our dish-washer, and those in my head that both mal-functioned in the same week.

The former was apparently due to minute cockroaches that managed to penetrate a Fisher & Paykel magic box, but whether the same or similar penetrated my cranial control unit or not I will never know. I intend to get the pest control people in to carry out whatever procedure is recommended - short-circuiting appears to have a similar effect in both cases, and in each case requires a toxic chemical to be carried back to the nest. The cranial variety apparently has a slightly stupefying effect for a week or two. You will soon see if there is any lasting effect - it is called late onset epilepsy - minor if one-off, but serious if repeated. 

All I can say is that my experience of the NZ health system over the period of a week was just incredible. The care, kindness and professional competence displayed was of an order about which I had had often heard described, but never experienced. Outstanding, unbelievable and exceeding all my expectations in every regard. I underwent a chopper evacuation from Thames at 1am about which I am totally oblivious. I thought I had awoken at 11am in a five star hotel room with a whole heap of grinning people staring at me - that certainly can cause confusion, but it was all uphill from there.

Thank-you to anyone reading this that had anything to do do with my re-wiring, and return to the land of the living. I now have some fairly long term restrictions on my driving, so any help in that regard will be appreciated. I obtained an up-right bike from Paki Paki yesterday that will serve most of my needs, I hope.

Inexplicably, I am blessed with a better half who knows me better than I know myself, and who has laid down a few ground rules, and a multitude of friends who have rallied to the cause, but in general I am back to normal, or will be so in a few days. Please forgive any wandering logic in my posts in the meantime. It shouldn't take too long to restore circuits, and eliminate those cockroaches.   

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (1)

All the best in your recovery Bill, maybe this is a warning that you need to pace yourself and take time to smell the roses along the way.

Take care and god bless

November 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust a ratepayer

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