Doc (David Foreman) and James (Robinson) helped me sail ‘Talisker 1’ from Orford to Suffolk Yacht Harbour, her winter home. It was lovely to be at sea with the two master mariners.
The area around my pace maker is infected. I was stunned to learn that the pace maker and wires have to be removed as a matter of urgency.
Pace maker wires are not designed to come out. I go to Papworth Hospital on Thursday and then the operation to extract the pace maker takes place on Friday. Apparently, it is a long tricky procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. I will then stay in Hospital until I’m free from infection. Only then will the experts consider implanting a new pace maker. The Papworth nurses have told me to be prepared for six weeks in Hospital.
I’ve been on antibiotics. I am having to dress a small area around the pace maker where the skin has broken.
A few weeks ago I thought I was finally making a recovery from last November’s Total Heart Block. I’m looking forward to getting through to the new year and finally trying to get back to some normality.
Dear John, sad to hear you have to be hospitalized again. I wish you all the best and a quick recovery towards the next sailing season with your beloved Talisker 1 and friends. Looking forward to your new sailing adventures in 2023. All the best, Jean
Hi Jean, Many thanks for your kind comment. Yes! I was looking forward to sailing in November and December! I hope to be fit in the New Year. Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year. ATB James
Wish you all the best and hope that you can sail Talisker in the coming spring again!
Thank you very much. I would love to be afloat next year. Have a great Christmas and have a terrific New Year. ATB James
What very bad luck, I am sorry. Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery.
Talisker will be waiting and well looked after I’m sure.
Thank you Nick.
Sorry to hear this. Wishing you a speedy recovery
Thank you Mike