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I have not been on here for a while so I thought I better update my story.

I retired ( early! 57yrs 8 months) at the end of May 2017. I was offered a deal that paid two years pay.

I was also able to take my pension early. I should have been able to take it at 60yr and would get the full amount but I thought there was no point in waiting for another 2 years to take it (might not be around ).

Since then I have been on a few cruises. Norway for Northern lights,…


Added by Patrick Gethin on November 2, 2018 at 22:39 — 2 Comments

Yet another event

Hi I have had an

Other event in my life. 2 weeks ago in the early hours of the 1st August 2013 I had a seizure and was rushed to hospital. During the seizure I dislocated my shoulder. It took a week for the hospital to put it back in place as they had to take me off my blood thinning medicine just in case the had to open me up while they were resetting my shoulder. Luky they didn't need to open me up and reset the shoulder under anaesthesia.

I now have a sling on for 6 weeks with a… Continue

Added by Patrick Gethin on August 15, 2013 at 20:55 — 6 Comments

Type A aortic dissection 17th September 2008

Hi I am Patrick Gethin

I live in the UK(Shropshire ) originally from Scotland . My Aortic dissection happened on 17th September 2008.I had just had my 49th birthday on 16th! I was in a business meeting being held at a local hotel. The meeting broke for coffee and I took the opportunity go go out for some fresh air as I was feeling strange. no pain just like my blood pressure was up and a bit faint. I sat outside when the Duty Manager passed going back into the hotel and he said I didn't… Continue

Added by Patrick Gethin on January 5, 2010 at 21:00 — 1 Comment


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