Monday, 16 June 2008

Bob’s poorly! haaaaaaaah

Come on you can do better than that HAAAAAAAAA. Yes folks I’m afraid it’s true over the next few weeks I need to have some treatment which is going to make me less active than usual but as I am having this treatment as a day patient my blogging should not be affected to much. Our local hospital at Sandwell has impressed me immensely with both its kit and the skills of the people who use. It’s very clean and I have the greatest confidence in the doctors and staff. The staff have been exceptionally helpful and accommodating to Pat and myself. Having spent most of last Thursday as their guest I can’t say I’m looking forward to the weeks ahead but I’m a lot less concerned about it. I spent some time in the Nuclear Medicine Dept. There is a plaque on the wall reminding us that the original imaging suite was funded by subscriptions from the people of Sandwell. I remember that time very well; almost everyone in the borough was doing some sort of fund raising activity. Amongst other things I organised a sponsored swim which raised about 500 quid which was a lota lolly in those days. I never thought I would need the services myself though. The kits come a long way since then but you can see where the massive investment in the NHS as been going. I don’t propose to give regular updates on this situation though and they won’t be posting bulletins on the railings in Little Lane. My Press Officer (the wife) has been advised to say nowt until yours truly is fit and well again.

6 comments:

Bob Piper said...

Bob, best of luck with your treatment. At least you won't have to wait the 18 months that people did under the Tories.

There are two perceptions of the NHS.

1. Very good - this is generally the perception of those who use the service and their carers.

2. Crap - this is the view of those who rely on the Daily Mail, the Express and Star and all the other areas of the fourth estate.

Sadly the health service is too self-conscious to tell people its good news stories, so if your message is a good one after your treatment, tell the Chronicle, Star, Mail and anyone else who will listen.

It's the only was we will keep a service which is the envy of the world.

Bob the Black Country Brummie said...

they read the blog Bob, thanks for your good wishes
BBCB

Lola=] said...

hi, whenever i get on ur blog there is either a message that i had sent u but u havent replied or there isnt anywhere to put comments??? just wondering where to put them??? ha ha ha well i just ran 2 miles but me n mom ran together and i had to stay by here side the whole time so it was very easy for me bcuz i run at a much faster pase than her ha ha ha


lola

Bob the Black Country Brummie said...

Lola you got it right. Leave your comments wherever you wish I will always read them and reply if necessary
lotsaluv
grd

Lola=] said...

ok i hope ur treatment went well for the first day. 2moro we are goin to thye movies and then im spending the night with one of my friends house.....well mom said she would call u 2moro so ill ask her 2moro night how u are feeling when i call her hopefully really good!!!

lola

Bob the Black Country Brummie said...

tank you lola I B in tch
grd