The long road back

A wish to “share the care” prompted a series of health-related articles in The West Australian after I had major heart surgery in November 2010. The episode was a great education.

Though the exercise of lifting weights and stretching legs had never been my drug of choice, the six-week rehabilitation program in the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital gym was a wonderful opportunity to listen to fellow heart patients and pass on some of their experience.
There was, for example, a truck driver who “fell like a sack of potatoes” one night, fortunately not while he was on the road.

Months later I was better able to see the funny side of coronary upheaval. An interview with playwright Alan Hopgood illustrated the point about laughter being a remedy.

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The long road back