Have you ever wanted to just go to sleep, maybe with the option of never waking up? Today is one of those days (the going to sleep bit) as for the “not waking up” bit, the jury is out at the moment, I’m going for a straight 12 – 0 jury clears the guilty of all charges relating to not wanting to wake up again (I have a great defence team called coffee and stubborn attitude).
Now I know for some out there this stark statement might sound scary, you might not understand the thought process behind it. You may also look through the other posts on the blog and think “he’s not normally this depressing, usually quite upbeat if the truth be said..!” Both statements are 100% correct and accurate. What has this all got to do with the @charityoars though?
It has everything to do with the campaign that is Charity oars. Quite simply raising awareness of Pulmonary Embolisms, DVT’s, Thrombosis is vital. What sort of person would I be if I just sat here moping around not caring if other people had to experience things that I have experienced when there is absolutely no need for them to do so.
This morning I had my jolly old INR checked. I stroll into the anticoagulation ward, saying my hellos, sit in my chair and wait for Sue, Jane, Carol, Caroline or Caroline to smile and say “your turn Paul..!” We make pleasant conversation, natter about the newbies sat outside looking nervous, I stick my thumb out, they cause an immense amount of pain and up pops the claret. The machine goes beep and I await the wonderful news that the result is over 2.0. Great when that happens…! This morning though, the bloody machine went 1.7….!! 1 point bloody 7 I say….! At which point we all know the meaning of the news. I book next weeks appointment, stroll out, just get outside the clinic and then say “F&£K…..!!” The whole thing sucks, the whole thing shouldn’t be happening to me. I injured my knee playing tennis over 3 years ago, I now have to have weekly / fortnightly checks to make sure I will make it to the next week. All this because of a knee injury and the incompetence of a doctor at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
So @charityoars seems like a good idea to me. It’s a simple equation.
(EMP) + (RMA) + (EP) + (RPA) = SL(S)
(Educate Medical Profession) + (Raise Medical Awareness) + (Educate Public) + (Raise Public Awareness) = Save Lives (simples)
So off I go to play tummy darts, I will probably have a sleep, I will be waking up as I’m not going to let this campaign of awareness fail, but I need your help.
So from a tad fed up chap, who over the next week will become a pin cushion for medical practices I bid you a good day. Until next time.