Posted by: brendaintheboro | October 30, 2022

Thankful for the NHS

Sorry folk still no cycling to report. Got laid low with flu after recovering from Covid .

Then on Wednesday night couldn’t sleep with upper abdominal pain. Rang the GP and told to call 999 or get myself to A&E.

Got there and was triaged quickly. Then had to wait to be seen by a doctor who was an absolute joy. A Middlesbough born Asian woman who came from a very traditional family so was married soon after she got her A levels. After her children were grown her husband has encouraged her to follow her dream and become a doctor. She waited to make sure I got a CT scan even though her shift was finished.

The upshot is I may have passed a gall stone. That is my take on things because the scan showed a distended gall bladder and a slight liver enzyme elevation.

My abdominal pain is gone completely but I am being more careful than usual with eating foods. I still have a snotty nose though so am resting up.

DH also has the flu remnants on his chest so I can’t see us cycling this week.


  1. I am glad that the gallstone has passed. They can be extremely painful.

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