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Fun time

I’ve got an interesting Monday in front of me. Those who know me well know also that I have a heart pacemaker. It’s one of very few things that Bob Skinner and I have in common. I’ve had mine for slightly longer than him, twelve and a half years, and the battery is beginning to run out. When that happens they can’t do anything as simple as plugging you into the mains, No, they have to take the old unit out and put a new one in. And as a bonus, these procedures have to be done under local anaesthetic, so it ain’t a case of ‘Wake me when it’s over’. For those who may be facing such an implant I have one tip: when they ask you, as they make the first incision, ‘Can you feel that at all?’ it’s best to say ‘A little’, just to be sure.

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  1. Lisa Scott
    November 1, 2012 at 12:31 am

    All the very best for the op. Not that you’ll need it because you’ll be grand.

  2. November 1, 2012 at 1:08 am

    All the best with the procedure. As all ‘brave’ men say, rather you than me!

  3. GILLIAN
    November 1, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Take special care….

  4. November 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

    As long as the people doing it take special care, Gillian, so will I.

    • Fiona
      November 3, 2012 at 1:34 am

      They had better take special care or they might find themself on the wrong side of a charactor in your next book. Best wishes. Fiona

  5. November 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

    There’s a flaw in that proposition, Fiona.

  6. Fiona
    November 4, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Opps you are so right. My most humble apologies kind sir, well it was late on a Friday night. And I was very tired

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