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05-29-2014 06:34 PM

On friday I developed a very sore throat and inner ear infection ,as well as extensive swelling on the side of my face.A quick call to the doctor had him write me a prescription for antibiotics etc.I started takeing these throughout the night but the pain was incredible.On saturday morning I went off to accident and emergency and the rushed me by ambulance as my throat was closing down etc to hospital some thirty miles away plus a ferry trip .I was diagnosed with LUDWIGS ANGINA not heart related anyway they let me out yesterday and I am still very weak,but improving with the pain well down also the swelling etc.I will be in touch.guys Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 06:41 PM

Stay strong brother.

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 06:46 PM

Stay well my friend. Your grand children need you.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 06:48 PM

Sorry to hear that – Hang in there!

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 07:06 PM

A Speedy and complete recovery to you, Sir!

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 07:26 PM

Hang in there brother, glad you are heading home !

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 07:27 PM

Hope you heal FAST & GOOD!

... prayers sent… You’re now in GOOD hands!

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 08:15 PM

Get well soon Alistair.

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 08:27 PM

“Ludwig’s angina is a life-threatening condition, and carries a fatality rate of about 5%.”
That being said I have never heard of it and I am an RN with 45 years in the profession. I would commend the Physicians who were able to diagnose and treat it. After reading about it many patients require a tracheotomy and/or intubation. It seems as though you did not suffer those. That sort of occurrence is frightening to say the least multiplied by the difficulty of getting treatment due to the travel.
It is wonderful that you can continue making memories with your grandchildren.

-- Jerry

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 09:53 PM

Glad to hear you made it through this, and hope you feel better soon!—Steve

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#10 posted 05-30-2014 12:43 AM

Take care of yourself. We need you around with us.

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#11 posted 05-30-2014 02:08 AM

Always enjoy reading you here, Alistair. Get well, buddy.

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#12 posted 05-30-2014 03:39 AM

Get well soon!

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#13 posted 05-30-2014 03:57 AM

Hate hearing that Alistair!
Get (and Be) Well Soon my Friend!!

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#14 posted 05-30-2014 05:25 AM

So glad they were able to diagnose and treat you promptly, Alistair! Praying for continued healing.

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#15 posted 05-30-2014 06:51 AM

Here’s to a speedy recovery, Alistair.

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