Friday, 21 April 2017

Darlington hospital update. Friday.

All - I am now admitted on WARD 33 awaiting an op on an unspecified day next week. My rucksack has arrived from Durham.

I am being well looked after here and the whole ambience is so much better. From everything I have heard and from our meeting  I understand Mr. Burton has a fine reputation as an upper limb specialist, but his list is full, but I am happy to wait here rather than go back home and come back.

15 comments:

John J said...

Glad to hear that you've been re-united with your pack - I was scratching my head trying to come up with a solution!

Do put the word out if there's anything you need, I have a contact or two in the area.

Sir Hugh said...

JJ z-. Thanks so much for your offers of help etc. Since I was carrying my whole world on my back with which I have now been reunited I am pretty well self sufficient. As I didn't bring cooking equipment I can't be tempted to set up my Pocket Rocket on the ward and knock off a quick.cup a soup or bowl of Smash and corned beef.

AlanR said...

The one finger, wrong hand typing is improving dramatically.

Sir Hugh said...

Alan R - It's not working very well filing in the Guardian crossword, but since I have only solved two clues in the last twenty minutes, not too much of a problem.

bowlandclimber.com said...

Good old friendly Darlington, my childhood, but don't mention my name in the hospital. Do they still call it the Memorial Hospital?
Do you need a translator?
Burton is an elbow specialist I'm glad to see.
Hoping all goes according to plan early next week.
John.

Sir Hugh said...

BC - have you got a dodgy past in Darlington? Haven't seen any wanted posters.

Fancy, as a twelve year old at school, saying " I'm going to be an elbow specialist."

Phreerunner said...

Good luck Conrad. I hope you have some good books with you.

beatingthebounds said...

Glad to hear that things have picked up Conrad - it sounds like you are in good hands. I have my own (less trying) experience of on the one hand the professionalism, cheerfulness and general excellent care on offer from the NHS's front line staff, but on the other hand the disjointed and disorganised nature of the service on offer. Today, a nurse got me an appointment, to save me from going to A&E for a routine changing of a dressing, only by calling a friend and asking for a favour, because there didn't seem to be any conventional method available to get me a referral. And this following foreseen consequences of a common elective surgery procedure, for which no plan seems to be in place at all.

gimmer said...

A short note to all C's followers - I visited him yesterday - perhaps I should say he received me in state - not quite seated on a burnished throne, but grand and clearly very comfortable, bearing the injured limb like a sceptre in high-tech encasement - without pain, catching up on neglected classics and dashing off messages and emails one handed on his iPad (easy with the well-spaced 'keys' - I'm sure we've all noticed the lack of typos), surrounded by the de-rigeur pretty nurses attending to his every whim (and need, of course) and well satisfied by the food and drink plied at regular (very) intervals , the whole place kept spotless by cheerful maidens waving various wands. The less said about the other denizens of the ward-room - lest libel laws descend . . .

He is looking forward (in that optimistic vein) to the op early this coming week and already plotting resumption of 'the journey' as soon as possible - as he said, if racing drivers and jockeys can return to action in what seems like days, so can an adventurer.

afootinthehills said...

Thanks for that update gimmer - superbly written if I may say so. It doesn't surprise me that the man himself has the nurses fussing over him, even less so that he his plotting to resume his journey. All very uplifting.

Sir Hugh said...

All - my ambition to resume has now been leaked. I wa trying to keep that quiet for the moment from Daughter, aka Miss Robinson.

Thanks to all for comments. No more definite news as I type at 1:00pm Sunday.

John J said...

Your public awaits your news with great anticipation!

Sir Hugh said...

JJ.-me too.

gimmer said...

Sorry about that - I misread your enthusiasm for general knowledge:
I wonder if the nom-de-plume High Horse will reassert itself.
Just read about Thursday - i'll bring more books !

Sir Hugh said...

Gimmer - I wouldn't be surprised. I don't think I have created a valid reason for stopping walking. I reckon I may be more nervous over rough terrain, an"d it may be as well to try and avoid that as much as possible; but I wyas following a public footpath marked on the map.