As I wrote earlier, I'm home now. Thank you for all your messages.
I thought I was going to get through November without spending anymore time in hospital. I had my heart attack in November two years ago, last November I was in to have another heart op after one of my arteries had become blocked again. So I'm disappointed to have found myself admitted again. I wouldn't have gone to A&E as I wasn't sure my pains were heart related but my family though it was for the best.
Anyway, in A&E, the doctors weren't sure if my pains were signs of another heart event so, in view of my heart history, decided to admit me for further tests.
Saturday night spent in the Acute Medical Unit didn't result in me sleeping much because there was so much going on. I think I finally fell asleep around 3am, only to be woken at 4.30am for a further blood test. After that I found I never really managed anymore sleep.
During Sunday after further tests, they finally tracked down the pains to a muscle close to my heart which they said I had probably strained, so finally I was discharged. They told me that I had done the right thing by going in because, in view of my heart condition, I couldn't take any chances. Felt a bit guilty blocking a bed when there were probably more urgent cases.
Anyway, I had superb treatment by the staff while I was there, as I always have had, thank goodness for our NHS.
As it wasn't my heart, I decided to walk home (about 7 miles) as I didn't want to bother my son-in-law again after he had made two trips to the hospital on Saturday night (once to drop us at A&E and again at 1am to take my wife home). I enjoy walking but don't very often get much chance to do a longer walk.
Sunday evening, I had to spend hours sorting out the processing work and captioning for the newspaper shift I'd done on Saturday, so I was late in bed again. So I seem to be trying catch up with sleep again.
Anyway, it good to know everything is still ok with my heart.
I now face a nervous time with my first PSA test on Thursday since ending treatment. I will find out the results next Tuesday when I'm due to see the Oncologist. I finally hope to get an indication as to whether my curative Radiotherapy treatment has worked. I'm not sure if it has because in the last three PSA tests, the figure has gone up, in spite of me still being on hormone treatment at that time. We shall see. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.