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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Best Foot Forward

Well here I am a couple of weeks down the line, on the road to recovery.


It doesn't seem to have been a difficult task. Maybe I've been lucky.

OK, I take an extra pill each day and I have been very careful with what I eat and I haven't been rushing around as much as I usually do. In fact, no rushing at all.

My 10 minute walk to fetch the daily paper had been taking 20 minutes but I am now managing it in less than 12. I have been allowed to help with the weekly shopping although I'm not yet driving. I only carry two bags of groceries at a time rather than 4 or 5.

I have even been painting figures for an hour or two spread over an afternoon/evening.

Maybe I'll pick up some dice soon.

So it's one step at a time but the steps are not particularly difficult.

I still have a stroke nurse coming to see me although I think there will not be much to see and I am booked in for a 24 hour heart monitor for next again weekend.

My Grandson, just over 1 year old, made me happy this afternoon by taking his first steps on his own across the living room. No holding him back now.

Everything is up from here.

36 comments:

  1. Jim,

    Excellent news! Your slow and steady progress is encouraging; just take it easy and don't try to do too much too soon.

    I look forward to reading about your first wargame ... and I am sure that will be in the very near future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. Thanks Bob

      Slow and steady are my catchwords at the moment.

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  2. Good on you, Mr. Duncan! May your recovery continue apace!

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    1. Call me Jim, everyone else does.

      Recovery is on-target.

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  3. Good news.

    I reckon that your grandson will be a little cyclone shortly!

    Greg

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    1. Certainly when he wants to go somewhere nothing gets in his way.

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  4. Steady progress is good! Keep it up!

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  5. Jim, every cloud has a silver lining. You actually have nurse who is paid to stroke you! Some people I know would pay serious money for this (nudge nudge, wink wink. Say no more)

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    1. His name is Tom so it might not be as exciting as you wink!

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  6. Glad to hear you're feeling better take it easy now ,Tony

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    1. Counting out some figures from the lead mountain to see how many more I need for viable units.

      Ones that are easy to paint get priority.

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  7. Hi Jim,

    I am glad to hear you are making good progress and hope that you will be firing on all cylinders shortly!

    Take care,

    DC

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    1. Hi David

      Just wondering whether to use the flat 4 or the V6.

      Jim

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    2. Dear Jim,

      Use the Fiat 500 until things settle down. As ever, I'm late to catch up on the news, but glad to hear that you are on the mend.

      Regards, Chris

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    3. Shanks Pony for another week then a little bit of TDi.

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  8. excellent news on your recovery just take your time and the rest will come

    Take care

    Andy

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    1. Am hoping to be Border Reiver in a couple of weeks.

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  9. I found it took a while to come to terms with what happened after such an event.But I was lucky to have a great cardiac nursing team who answered my many daft questions.Strangely I found being a wargamer helped by taking my mind off things.Best of luck with your recovery.

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    1. I've been stunned by the speed of my recovery. That's the 'problem' with TIA's, their symptoms can disappear within a few hours.

      I was already feeling better by the time I was in the ambulance speeding towards the Royal Infirmary.

      It has made me stop and think a bit though.

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  10. Good-oh! So far, so good, so far, so good!

    The longer you go without further neuro-vascular problems the better!

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    1. Takes more than a TIA to get me although they think I may have had two.

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    1. Well enough to visit the Geordies.

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  13. That is good news! I am sure we will all be happy to see you in Gateshead!

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    1. Hi Richard

      Catch me if you can, I'll be there till about late lunchtime.

      Jim

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  14. I am very glad you're getting better Jim, just don't be tempted to overdo things!

    All the best,

    Dave McD

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  15. Doing everything more or less as normal, an extra tablet in my medication, a bit of a diet, regular exercise, painting figures, rolling dice soon.

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