Paul Routledge went into shock two weeks ago and was rushed to hospital where he underwent an immediate 10-hour overnight heart surgery. He is now on the mend
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Isn’t our National Health Service just wonderful?
I owe my life to the amazing Dr. Papaspyros and his brilliant surgical team at Leeds General Infirmary.
Medical emergencies can strike you without warning and your destiny is in the good hands of others.
It happened to me a fortnight ago today while I was on assignment.
I suffered the most devastating chest pains called Lynne to come to my rescue.
She drove me straight to the GP where they called an ambulance.
I went to Bradford Royal Infirmary for a scan, then after they had a look at what was going on, on to Leeds on blue lights.
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I’ll spare you the details now, but without an immediate 10-hour overnight cardiac surgery by Dr. Papaspyros and his team, you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now. Released and back home after stays in the intensive care unit and a nursing station, I am now hopefully on the mend.
It’s a very slow healing process and the trauma affects every part of your body, including sight, taste and smell. Nothing is the same.
Lynne is amazing and I am so grateful for my wife’s care and love.
I am hoping for your recovery and at the moment am somewhat optimistic of being able to write for you regularly sometime this year. After all, I’m only 78.
Take care and I’ll speak to you again soon.
Oh, and keep fighting for the NHS.
Many of us, myself included, owe our lives to the most valuable of our public services.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/our-wonderful-precious-nhs-saved-27074839 "Our wonderful and precious NHS saved my life after a sudden health hazard" - Paul Routledge