Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Good news for Better Half's health!

I accompanied my Better Half to his heart specialist appointment today, as I know he was nervous about it, especially after our local GP had seemed anxious that Ken have his heart checked as soon as possible. After an echo-cardiogram and ECG, the cardiologist informed us that Ken's heart hadn't deteriorated over the last year - it is no better of course - that will not change due to the damage caused by the original heart attack. But his medication and current lifestyle are keeping him as well as can be expected, so we are both relieved to hear that. I was expecting the doctor to tell Ken he must retire from work, but no, he said as long as he feels up to it, he can continue working as long as he likes. I must admit to being a tad puzzled, as last year, he seemed very concerned that Ken was working too long a day. Maybe that was while he was a bus driver. The stress in his current job is not as bad as that, but nevertheless, he still gets very tired at the end of the day. Well, don't we all?! In fact, I spoke to my supervisor yesterday, and had two clients removed from my work roster. I have decided that more than three jobs a day is just too much, so where I had four clients on one day, she removed one. I felt better already, just knowing that I wouldn't have to rush around so much on those days again. Less pay, yes, but what price do you put on your health? At my age, it is priceless!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gina,
You're so right about life being priceless. I'm happy Ken is doing good and so are you. :)

Friday, 10 November, 2006  
Blogger Isabelle said...

I entirely agree. Health is more important. Though at the moment, our children are still rather expensive, so we have to keep on working for a while. Glad to hear that Ken is keeping ok.

Friday, 17 November, 2006  

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