16 Sep 2013

In hospital -bleed on the brain

At the weekend I was rushed into Addenbrookes hospital with excruciating headaches and punch drunk legs. After CAT and MRI scan they have confirmed it was a bleed on the brian from a blood vessel in the cerebellum which is being dispersed with drugs and can be treated. Service and care has been excellent at NHS Cambridge. We are lucky to have a world class hospital so close to us.

55 comments:

Alan said...

Glad you are OK Roger, Had a near miss a year ago so have a clue what you and your wife have been through.

Take it EASY for a bit, no clambering over your roof with coax.

Best wishes,
Alan G8LCO

G4DDK said...

Get well soon, Roger. I will miss your wide range of blog topics if you don't get out soon!
Sam, G4DDK

Dick said...

Get well soon.

Larry Makoski said...

Take care, Roger. Prayers for a speedy recovery!

Larry W2LJ

Virgil said...

Get well soon!

Nicola
IZ2KZV

Paul PC4T said...

Take care, I hope you will recover soon.

Anonymous said...

Get Well Roger. christian f5nvk

LA4ANA said...

Get well soon, Roger. Who else will keep the sub-9kHz community coordinated?

Robert
LA4ANA

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear the news but wonderful that you received good treatment so promptly. I do hope that you are feeling very well very soon.

73 Philip G4HOJ

Anonymous said...

Get well soon

Tony G4LLW

Anonymous said...

Roger, best wishes. My Father went through the same thing about eighteen years ago, he's been 100% fine ever since.

73's David WB4ONA

VE3WDM said...

I hope today finds you healing Roger, very shocked to read the post this morning. Very good you were able to get to the hospital in good time. Get well soon.
Mike

Steve Wigg said...

Get well soon!

All the best.

73 G1KQH

Robin said...

Get well soon Roger! Thank god for the NHS; you're in the best hands to help you on the road to recovery

Robin
G7VKQ

Anonymous said...

Definitely get well soon Roger, with the winter approaching you need to be up and about for the long nights LF propagation.

Good luck,
Tony, EI8JK.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck and a quick recovery.
Slim G4IPZ

Julian Moss said...

Get well soon Roger.

Julian, G4ILO

G0FTD said...

Get well soon Roger.

73 de Andy G0FTD

Pedroski said...

Wish you well Roger, and am pleased that it's being dealt with swiftly.
Kind regards,
Pete M3KXZ

David Cope said...

All the best for a good recovery.

David, G8JGO.

Pedro/LU7HZ said...

Get well soon. Pedro LU7HZ

Tim said...

Get well soon, Roger. Glad you have been well looked after.

Very best wishes,

tim G4VXE

GW0KIG said...

Get Well soon Roger

Graham said...

Do take care and time to mend, self well being comes first.

cheers es 73, Graham ve3gtc

Anonymous said...

Roger - Best wishes for a full recovery.

Steve, VK2XV

Chris M6CRD said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery Roger. Everything else can wait, take it easy.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
73 Chris G3XVL

gj7rwt said...

Get well soon Roger. Lets hope your melting solder again before too long !
73's
De Andy

Anonymous said...

Have a speedy recovery Roger..


Philip G4JVF

threeme3 said...

Best wish for good health. Hope to see you soon returning.
Guido, PE1NNZ

John G4LRR said...

Concerned to hear of your problems. Best wishes for your recovery.

Fred said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery

73 Fred
A65BD - G4BWP

Anonymous said...

Get well soon Roger
73 Dave G4FEV

Bob G3WKW said...

Shortly after writing this blog Roger suffered a cardiac arrest and had immediate emergency surgery. As of this morning Friday he is still in intensive care and intubated. He is responsive to friends and relatives and attempting CW communication!

Bob G3WKW

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Rupert N2OTO Lubkemeier said...

Please hurry home Roger. I really need you in my logbook!

N2OTO EL96wi, Rupert

Virgil said...

Dear Bob,

please keep us informed about Roger (if this respects what Roger and his family want)

Thank you,
Nicola IZ2KZV

Jon said...

Quick update on Roger's condition. He is still in Intensive Care having had a tracheostomy to help him breath. Yesterday an old work colleague, G3TFX, took a morse key and audio oscillator into the hospital. Even though Roger is still very ill and not able to communicate, he managed to send 'G3XBM TEST'. Communication through amateur radio offers new possibilities! We are all hoping that he continues to improve and our thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time.

gj7rwt said...

Thanks for the update Jon. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

Bob G3WKW said...

This morning Lis posted that he seems much better but then said "Rog is going to be in hospital for a long time. Those of you who know how active and creative his mind is with regard to his experiments, please get thinking as to how he can occupy himself lying there unable to move very much."
All I could think of was Echolink (while spitting on floor to wash the soap out!) but if anyone from this community has any good ideas please post them and I or one of the others linked to his Facebook will pass them on.
Perhaps some WEBSDR sites if he becomes able to get laptop access.

Alan Yates said...

This is terrible news!

All the best with your recovery Roger.

Alan VK2ZAY

Anonymous said...

Just back from a long break and catching up on e-mails. Sorry to hear this news Roger. Take care, lots of rest and get well soon.

Eddie G3ZJO

Anonymous said...

Get better soon Roger...
Jan LA3EQ

Laurence KL7 L said...

Speedy recovery Boss -

Laurence KL7L GM4 DMA

hwoodhouse3 said...

Roger,

Terribly sorry to hear of your illness. Get well soon!

Harry Woodhouse, G3MFW

Bob G3WKW said...

Roger's wife Lis was amazed at the number of messages of support that have come through this blog and asked me to thank you and give you an update.

Well it is now three weeks since the onset of "the headache" and Rog is still in intensive care at Addenbrookes in Cambridge, It sounds as if the inital problem was exacerbated by a subsequant chest infection which led to the breathing difficulty and the need for intubation.

Rog had a tracheotomy about a week ago, which is better than being intubated,but he still cannot speak without a special valve being attached. He has had an angiogram to help the doctors identify the root cause. He has been very tired as the ICU has little sense of night and day and he doesn't get meals yet!

Yesterday for the first time he was hoisted into a chair for 45 minutes and is hoping to be transferred to the High Dependency ward when a bed is available.

A stressful time for Rog and all his family but slow improvements are being made.

Bob G3WKW said...

Roger's wife Lis was amazed at the number of messages of support that have come through this blog and asked me to thank you and give you an update.

Well it is now three weeks since the onset of "the headache" and Rog is still in intensive care at Addenbrookes in Cambridge, It sounds as if the inital problem was exacerbated by a subsequant chest infection which led to the breathing difficulty and the need for intubation.

Rog had a tracheotomy about a week ago, which is better than being intubated,but he still cannot speak without a special valve being attached. He has had an angiogram to help the doctors identify the root cause. He has been very tired as the ICU has little sense of night and day and he doesn't get meals yet!

Yesterday for the first time he was hoisted into a chair for 45 minutes and is hoping to be transferred to the High Dependency ward when a bed is available.

A stressful time for Rog and all his family but slow improvements are being made.

Bob G3WKW said...

Roger's wife Lis was amazed at the number of messages of support that have come through this blog and asked me to thank you and give you an update.

Well it is now three weeks since the onset of "the headache" and Rog is still in intensive care at Addenbrookes in Cambridge, It sounds as if the inital problem was exacerbated by a subsequant chest infection which led to the breathing difficulty and the need for intubation.

Rog had a tracheotomy about a week ago, which is better than being intubated,but he still cannot speak without a special valve being attached. He has had an angiogram to help the doctors identify the root cause. He has been very tired as the ICU has little sense of night and day and he doesn't get meals yet!

Yesterday for the first time he was hoisted into a chair for 45 minutes and is hoping to be transferred to the High Dependency ward when a bed is available.

A stressful time for Rog and all his family but slow improvements are being made.

ted williams said...

Ted (G4NUA) Sorry to hear you are QRP at this moment in time. Wishing you all the best with a speedy recovery and will be able to visit you in that new shack in the not too distant future.

Best 73s Ted

Anonymous said...

Hi Roger (G3XBM) sorry to hear you are QRP at the moment, hopeing you will make a speedy recovery and will be able to visit you in your new shack in the near future. Andy is keeping Ian and I up to the minute with news Ted(G4NUA)

Anonymous said...

Roger,

my prays and toughts are with you.
Hope you'll recover fast and you fire up your soldering iron soon!

Jochen DF1VB / KH2MM

Anonymous said...

Roger,just wanted to say you're in good hands and the very best hospital. I was in the same hospital myself back in 1983 with a double subarachnoid haemorrhage. After surgery I was soon on the mend and back at work in three months. Medical science has come alot further since then and so have their capabilities. You'll be up and running in no time i'm sure. Best regards and a speedy recovery.
Gino. a SWL

Alexandre Alves Neto said...

Roger, Get well soon!

73's Alexandre

Daniel Wagner said...

Roger, Just wanted say I hope you are feeling much better. So get well and stay well.
73s Dan KC2YTI

Daniel Wagner said...

Roger, Just wanted say I hope you are feeling much better. So get well and stay well.
73s Dan KC2YTI