Search found 983 matches

by Carl Portman
October 4th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: O/T Best sellers.! Book club anyone???
Replies: 25
Views: 2716

Re: O/T Best sellers.! Book club anyone???

Just reading 'Catcher in the Rye'...
by Carl Portman
October 4th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: ON THIS DAY IN 1952
Replies: 7
Views: 830

ON THIS DAY IN 1952

The first external pacemaker was fitted to a patient on this day in 1952. Look how far technology has come. Look at what wonders medicine can provide. Personally speaking, whilst I absolutely loathe the fact that I have this uncomfortable unit in my chest I realise that I might not be here today wer...
by Carl Portman
May 30th, 2018, 7:34 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: MY GUARDIAN ANGEL HAS FLOWN
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: MY GUARDIAN ANGEL HAS FLOWN

Hello Andy, Good to correspond with a fellow JR patient. Yes, Elaine was priceless...I am waiting with bated breath to see who follows. I won't look to change hospitals because my actual cardiologist is superb but I will certainly let you know how I feel when next I visit the ICD nurse. Carl That's ...
by Carl Portman
May 30th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: MY GUARDIAN ANGEL HAS FLOWN
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: MY GUARDIAN ANGEL HAS FLOWN

Thank you for that. I think you hit on the key word - TRUST. That can take time to build. I cannot speak for others, only myself but I almost test an ICD nurse with 'What if' questions to see how they respond. That's one way I get to evaluate their competency. That sounds harsh because they would no...
by Carl Portman
May 25th, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: MY GUARDIAN ANGEL HAS FLOWN
Replies: 5
Views: 613

MY GUARDIAN ANGEL HAS FLOWN

Bit of a blow. I received a lovely email yesterday (out of the blue) from my Cardiac Rhythm Nurse telling me she is taking early retirement and she finishes today! That's wonderful news for her because she deserves it but you will all know what I mean when I say I am gutted because SHE is the one I ...
by Carl Portman
May 25th, 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

Thank you so much RUHLEN...and I remember your ever constructive and interesting posts. Good to be back in touch. Carl's planet is not used so much now but I have my company work pages on www.caissaconsulting.co.uk and also a gallery of my photographic work and adventures on www.carlspix.co.uk so do...
by Carl Portman
May 25th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

You do live in a democracy though don't you? I saw a progamme with former President Obama last night - he says you do apparently. Ha ha, fair point. Yes, your democratically elected President has made it quite clear ... a technicality, but our president is not democratically elected. In fact Trump l...
by Carl Portman
May 25th, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: O/T the royal wedding.
Replies: 21
Views: 1322

Re: O/T the royal wedding.

I never watched it - there was a football match on. Bad move by the Royals, organising a wedding on the legendary FA CUP FINAL day. Tut tut.
by Carl Portman
May 16th, 2018, 3:34 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

Oh...and Ron knows me from far back and used to read my Sunday Sermons. I think he knows I am a safe pair of hands. Mind you, don't get the idea that I am one of those liberal politically correct people. I am not. I am too old for that lark. The world should have opinions, different points of view a...
by Carl Portman
May 16th, 2018, 3:28 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

The only cap I can wear is a UK one saying 'Captain'...LOL Should i sent him a red canadian cap with a maple leaf then??? Oh too Carl make sure you have very comprehensive medical insurance, and that the insurance company is totally aware of your history and recent dr visits.....friend of mine is st...
by Carl Portman
May 16th, 2018, 3:27 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

I have been thinking about a title for my ramblings - and when I have decided upon it I shall be satisfied that it fits the bill. Prattlings won't be in there! Mrs Carl will not be coming to the US with me. I will be a lone wolf this time but there are reasons for that. Some is relaxation, some is (...
by Carl Portman
May 16th, 2018, 3:22 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

Thank you for the advice. Be assured that I always make sure that my insurance is in order - I am VERY organised in this respect. I have never experienced an American hospital (nor with respect do I wish to) but I am wondering just how the food is compared to British hospitals! Should i sent him a r...
by Carl Portman
May 16th, 2018, 3:19 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

Ha ha, fair point. Yes, your democratically elected President has made it quite clear that even if it isolates America from the rest of the world then America 'will become great again' and will be 'number one'. I am still not sure at all what that actually means or how it will look on the day it hap...
by Carl Portman
May 14th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

I quite understand ROBO. I mean, recommendations to people one knows are very important and can either be a raging success or backfire horribly. I do though have enough confidence in you as a person and your absolute honesty to take any recommendation that YOU make quite seriously. Do you live near ...
by Carl Portman
May 14th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Seeking Hospital Information
Replies: 37
Views: 2427

Re: Seeking Hospital Information

It does, doesn't it? I think I might use that in your honour. Just before I decide what do you think of 'Portman's Prattlings'? Now that has a seismic ring to it!

mykidsmom wrote:
May 13th, 2018, 10:02 am
Portman's prattles has a nice ring to it lol..that would make even me stop and read..

Love those boys of yours.. :runn: :runn: