Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Many thanks for the good wishes which James has received from the blog comments and e-mails.

After dropping Oscar off with some friends at 7.30am (being woken at the untimely hour of 7 o’clock is not something he enjoys!) we set off for the short trip to Chichester Hospital.

All went well with James’s electro cardio version op.  The hospital staff were very pleased it was successful on the first attempt.  Not that he knew anything about it as, no sooner had he been anaesthetised, he was waking up in the recovery ward - convinced that the anaesthetic was not working properly! (typical engineer!)

He was out by lunchtime, soon home but feeling a bit tired. After sleeping this afternoon he is almost back to normal (for James).  The advice is that he needs to rest for 48 hours – some hope!

Once again many thanks for all your kind wishes and especially to all the staff at St Richards hospital in Chichester who have been absolutely excellent all the way through these last couple of months.  There are check ups and an echocardiogram scheduled in the next few months but we hope things continue to improve and that we will be back on board “Chance” very soon now.


  1. We're pleased to read everything went well and James is back to his normal self!

  2. Excellent. Glad to hear everything went well.

  3. That's great news. Hope to see you both soon.

    Ali & John x

  4. Glad to hear it all went well, see you out there soon.


  5. Glad everything went well, was thinking of you both yesterday. Life will be back to normal soon. Take care x