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I have been in hospital for just over a week but am home now. About 3 weeks ago, I woke up with great pains in my chest and I thought I was having a heart attack. The doctor quickly decided it wasn't my heart but probably an infection of the lung. As well as a cupboard full of tablets he sent me for an x-ray. At lunch time on the Tuesday after Easter I had a phone call from the doctor to say that I needed to go into hospital ASAP. The x-ray had revealed that there was an air pocket between my lung and rib and it was crushing my lung. They inserted a tube into my chest to let the air out and I had to walk around with a bucket attached to my chest. I feel a lot better now but have to take things easy for a little while.

This is how I should be relaxing!

I know mrswollybill loves pictures of meekatts Wink

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K110D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 May 2009 - 1:35 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Comp:-1/2
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:On, Red-eye reduction
White Balance:Manual
Title:Such a Hard Life
Username:lonely_oryx lonely_oryx
Uploaded:11 Apr 2013 - 10:03 AM
Tags:Meerkat, Pets / captive animals
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Suzicoo
Suzicoo e2 Member 2416 forum postsSuzicoo vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hope you are as relaxed as the meerkat!

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
11 Apr 2013 - 10:07 AM

They are so cute. Looks like they are relaxing.
Effrossini

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:27 AM

Brilliant....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:45 AM

Those expressions! Absolutely love this image.

So glad you have made your escape and are back home. Sounds like a very hard 3 weeks and I hope you start feeling 100% better soon.

Ann

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:48 AM

What a shock for you and I hope you'll be up and running around again soon! Smile Love your chilled out meerkats - that's the way to relax!
Ann

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Apr 2013 - 10:55 AM

What a bad time you have been through John !! I am glad you are better and trust you will be up and running full speed again soon Smile I love this image !! Totally excellent and a great title too !!

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:59 AM

Wonderful, Humourous with a great title!!

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Apr 2013 - 11:24 AM

Super image John, pleased to hear you are feeling a bit better,
Fred.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 11:38 AM

What a shock to the system - glad you are home and improving - love the laid back feel here - all that's missing for now is the sunshine SmileSmile
Helen

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 11:49 AM

Superb shoot Smile Sorry to hear you have been unwell,, but glad your home and improving

Hugh

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Apr 2013 - 11:58 AM

What a cool pose I hope that you get well soon

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:04 PM

Get better soon.....I'm sure when the sun comes out you can relax just like the meerkat...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:11 PM

Relax... simples. Not easy with a bucket on your chest though!! Smile

Dave

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:19 PM

Was wondering where you had disappeared to, John, sorry to hear it was in hospital, but great news that they have sorted you out and you are back at home now. Take things easy, and hopefully you will be back to normal again very shortly. Carol

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 12:44 PM

This made me smile,great capture John,sorry to hear your news,get better soon..Lin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 1:05 PM

big smile here from this wonderful image....
Take care .....

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 1:20 PM

Wow, that was a scary week for you. Do as these lovely meercats do, and take it easy for a while.......Sandy

johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 2:16 PM

I did wonder where you were, but I am happy that your on the road to recovery, do as these Meercats are doing and relax John, get well soon...John

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 2:39 PM

A delightful image, totally chilling out! Sorry to hear you have been unwell, hope you continue to improve.
Carole

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 4:09 PM

Love this image! I hope you are on the road to a speedy recovery.
Ty

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 4:23 PM

I hope mrs WB sees them John. I do believe she is away for a couple of days.So sorry to here you have been unwell. Take it easy.

Last Modified By danbrann at 11 Apr 2013 - 4:24 PM
TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 5:41 PM

Love 'em! Smile You and me both, having been spending time in hospital Sad Hope you're soon feeling better - I'm a bit lethargic and tired with the tablets I've been put on.
Trev Smile

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 7:03 PM

Now this really is what you call being laid back. - gary

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 7:05 PM

That was a good Dr's call!! do hope that this is
now your road to a full recovery
and just love this shot...laid back or what!
Lillian

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 7:45 PM

Excellent capture ! I wish you feeling better soon !
Regards,
George

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 8:04 PM

A super capture & had no idea they would relax like humans!
Hope you will soon feel much much better & sorry to hear of your hospital trial.
Ju

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:36 PM

Glad you're feeling better John,
Alan

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 8:39 AM

A great shot!

xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 2:39 PM

GrinGrin I have to agree... excellent captured image.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 11:36 PM

love this great image and glad you got it sorted. Same thing happened to me when I was in my early 20s never worked out what caused it. Very painful.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 - 3:14 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
So cute! Super capture! Well seen... IB

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