Sunday, 17 May 2009

Get well soon Nursedude


Surfing a few rugby related blogs this afternoon and was utterly gobsmacked to read that, less than 48 hours after playing rugby last Saturday, Nursedude - regular reader of and contributor to this blog - ended up in hospital with chronic chest pain that was soon diagnosed as a pulmonary embolism (that = blood clots on the lung to you and me).

For some unfathomable technical reason Nursedude's blog won't let me leave a comment so I'd like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt "Get well soon fella."

It looks like the next 5 or 6 months will involve taking blood thinners which means rugby is off the agenda for a while but, as Nursedude admits, that's a small price to pay for being alive. Talk about a reminder of one's own mortality...

Nursedude's bravery, however, obviously knows no bounds as his willingness to publish a picture of himself in THIS SHIRT demonstrates! :)

Take care of yourself matey ...


Nursedude said...

Thanks for the shout-out, TF, it means a lot. (wish I knew why my stupid blog site would not let you publish commentary)

I'm on the mend, and hoping to be back working my hospital job on Tuesday. My energy level is coming back, bit by bit.

Those idiots who came up with the Lycra jersey REALLY did not give much thought to the physique of the typical prop, did they. (Oh well, at least I look (a little) better than Matt Dunning in that Tour-de-France yellow lycra Wallaby jersey he wore back in France 2007.

It's been a touching thing with all of the get well wishes I have been getting from all over the blogosphere. Thanks, TF and all my rugby-mad friends.

sesenta y cuatro said...

OH, didn't know, NurseDude!!

Get well soon!!!

Missing you around!!

Best wishes!!!