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Thursday, 23 February 2012

A Temporary Lull.....

For those who don't already know - I've had a major health problem this month; haemorrhage into the bowel, necessitating blood transfusions and various tests; take this as a warning if you are prescribed NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, like Naproxen, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac Sodium (Voltarol), or even Aspirin. When they say these things can cause bleeding in the stomach, you don't imagine - or I didn't - that this can be a bleed of 4 pints or more. Well, it can, and it was. I have a bleeding disorder to start with, so should never have been prescribed drugs like these - just make sure that you get your blood checked before you take them; and DON'T buy over-the-counter pain-killers, other than paracetamol.

This health warning comes to you free ... I wouldn't normally put such a thing on here, but frankly it was touch and go that I'd come through this; I've always trusted doctors before, but not any more. Having said which - thanks to St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight, and my new friend Dr Gandy: without them, I wouldn't be here today.

There'll be a bit of a break in normal service while I regain my strength, but I'll always try to answer any emails sent to if you need to contact me.

Incidentally, if there's anyone out there who's really good at managing websites, do get in touch: I could do with a bit of advice and guidance.