In describing yesterday's 12 miler I didn't make reference to the chronic discomfort felt at the bottom of the rib cage for most of the run. The condition that I've undergone blood tests, x-ray and the scan on October 6th to help the respiratory clinic consultant get to the bottom of what is causing it.
Today was results day at the hospital. . Would the "weight of the world be lifted off my shoulders"?
He thought it was likely that these were historic but just to be sure he wanted a further blood test to rule out tubercolosis. So one minute I was so pleased to hear they had found nothing sinister then the next minute more tests. I was not very happy!
To his credit he arranged for me to have the blood test immediately and I should have a result within a couple of days. He tried to reassure me that whilst I am not displaying any symptoms they just want to be absolutely sure. Both consultants seemed to feel that more likely the problem is rooted in the chest surgery I had way back in 1969!
Whatever was said at the hospital it was another fabulous bright and sunny autumn day and there was no way I was going to miss out on a nice and relaxed 5 miler on the trail after yesterday's long run. Plenty of company out there as well today......mainly grandparents walking their half term holidaying grandchildren!