Ireland day 0797. Monday 04 December 2023- Medical and Work *

Ireland day 0797. Monday 04 December 2023- Medical and Work
Today’s summary Had an early morning pre-operative assessment at the Bon Secours hospital then drove straight on to the office.   Going out to the Townyard restaurant for dinner this evening
Today’s weather Feeling cold and raw.   Brisk northerly wind.   Appx 5c
Today’s overview location
(The blue mark shows the location of my route)
Close-up location
(The blue line shows where I walked)
(No GPX today)

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

To be honest, I hadn’t expected to be back in the clutches of the medical profession again this year.   But despite my best endeavours, I found myself back in hospital this morning.

Yes, sadly the signs of age are putting in an unwelcome appearance once again – this time in the form of a hernia which the medics have deemed needs repairing.   I’m having the operation this Friday at the Bon Secours hospital in Dublin, and had to be on-site for a pre-op assessment early this morning.   So I duly braved the chilly morning and drove down to the hospital for 7:45, and was swiftly processed through the various checks.   I was finished by about 10am and allowed myself the treat of a some porridge and a cup of tea in the hospital canteen afterwards.   It’s quite a nice hospital – but it should be for the price I am paying! (Sadly, once again, my medical insurance doesn’t cover it – it’s lucky that I have just got a new job!).

The hospital is relatively close to the office where I’m working at the moment, so once I had finished breakfast, I drove straight over there and did another full day’s work – Teams meetings, reading, writing, and a catch up with a colleague over lunch.

Anyway, to celebrate surviving three weeks of work, and the latest of my medical interventions, Val and I are going out for dinner at the “Townyard” restaurant in Malahide this evening.   She’s had a full day off work today – a welcome break from her mammoth work programme – and we’re both very much looking forward t it.   It feels particularly well deserved tonight.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

€9 to park – even though I’m a patient! Typical 21st century office scene!
A fine memory of a happy summer – and a real treat in the winter evenings!
Interactive map

(No map today)

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