Many, many years ago when I was training to be a nurse I saw at first-hand the value and terror that Matrons brought to the NHS. They were, or the ones I met, as terrorising as the stories portray; but we certainly didn’t have the superbugs and decaying processes we have today.
Our knowledge for curing ailments obviously has developed over the years, but then we certainly cared and did a good job at keeping patients comfortable.
However having recently felt slightly unwell for a few months I decided to visit a doctor, she warned me of the worst and booked a blood test for the next day. I’m pleased to say it was nothing serious and it all turned out fine, but she certainly was vigilant, so despite the current complaints about the NHS, some things have improved greatly over the years.
I know someone probably 15 years ago, who had chest pains for 18 months and despite repeatedly seeing a doctor was told it was arthritis in his ribs and was not diagnosed with lung cancer until it was full-blown and too late to treat. It was only discovered when he developed phlebitis and had blood tests, by then it was too late for treatment.
So a bit scary being told my problems could have been the onset of cancer, but the progress now made means Cancer is more often treatable and everyone is more open about it. Cancer is less feared and very often curable.
So look after your health, don’t take it for granted. Illness can change your life in a flash. Perhaps this hurry and rush world we live in and happily promote; with the urge to acquire more material things can really be our downfall and not so important as we once thought.
Make the most of your time on this earth enjoy the company of your family and friends. Enjoy nature and all it offers beautiful sunsets, warm beaches, lakes streams, hills and wooded areas. Enjoy the fresh air and changing scenery, and forget the rush and hurry world, where stress is invading our lives from every quarter.
You may be thinking of dropping out of the rat-race in the future, like we are doing; where you only need a laptop and internet connection to run a simple business in a place of your choice. You could travel the world, live by the beach, the countryside or anywhere that takes your fancy, it’s your choice.
Start now, plan for the future. Discover what we are doing by reading my articles; leave me a message, we will be happy to share our adventures. So looking forward to hearing from you and what is important to you, we wish you a healthy happy life.