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Postcard from Mermaid Beach

August 25th, 2012

Some people think the Gold Coast is a bit tacky, but it suits me just fine. Air temperature 23 degrees. Water temperature 20 degrees. No mermaids, but enough bikini clad beauties to give my heart rate a serious work out.

My bones are warming up. I’m walking more each day. Nearly better.



And more

August 4th, 2012

Just like the Christchurch earthquake – a small aftershock. I caught a chest infection at Germ Central and spent the whole night coughing my lungs out. I got up at 5 am with a wobbly rhythm. The Missus sussed me out at 6 am and rang the hospital to say she was bringing me in. They advised an ambulance. By the time the ambos arrived I had settled back into a normal sinus rhythm, but still a bit fast at 135. I was boasting to the ambos how cool I am now about cannulations and what good veins I’ve got. I must have mozzed them – two failures. Epworth Emergency got me first time. A clear X-ray and good bloods and I was back home in four hours.


As I said, a small aftershock. But I need a break. Heading north for a proper spell.


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