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Such a Hard Life

By lonely_oryx  
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

Tags: Meerkat Pets and captive animals

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Suzicoo 4 480 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 10:05AM
Hope you are as relaxed as the meerkat!

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11 Apr 2013 10:07AM
They are so cute. Looks like they are relaxing.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 10:27AM

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
11 Apr 2013 10:45AM
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.

AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 10:48AM
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!
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
11 Apr 2013 10:55AM
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 Plus
7 310 1 England
11 Apr 2013 10:59AM
Wonderful, Humourous with a great title!!
11 Apr 2013 11:24AM
Super image John, pleased to hear you are feeling a bit better,
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 11:38AM
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
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 11:49AM
Superb shoot Smile Sorry to hear you have been unwell,, but glad your home and improving

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
11 Apr 2013 11:58AM
What a cool pose I hope that you get well soon
11 Apr 2013 12:04PM
Get better soon.....I'm sure when the sun comes out you can relax just like the meerkat...........GrinGrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
11 Apr 2013 12:11PM
Relax... simples. Not easy with a bucket on your chest though!! Smile

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
11 Apr 2013 12:19PM
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
11 Apr 2013 12:44PM
This made me smile,great capture John,sorry to hear your news,get better soon..Lin
11 Apr 2013 1:05PM
big smile here from this wonderful image....
Take care .....
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
11 Apr 2013 1:20PM
Wow, that was a scary week for you. Do as these lovely meercats do, and take it easy for a while.......Sandy
johnke 3 223 15
11 Apr 2013 2:16PM
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 Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 2:39PM
A delightful image, totally chilling out! Sorry to hear you have been unwell, hope you continue to improve.
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
11 Apr 2013 4:09PM
Love this image! I hope you are on the road to a speedy recovery.
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
11 Apr 2013 4:23PM
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.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
11 Apr 2013 5:41PM
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 8 576 13 Wales
11 Apr 2013 7:03PM
Now this really is what you call being laid back. - gary
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 7:05PM
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!
11 Apr 2013 7:45PM
Excellent capture ! I wish you feeling better soon !
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 8:04PM
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.
11 Apr 2013 10:36PM
Glad you're feeling better John,
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
12 Apr 2013 8:39AM
A great shot!
xwang 7 55 8
13 Apr 2013 2:39PM
GrinGrin I have to agree... excellent captured image.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
13 Apr 2013 11:36PM
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 Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2013 3:14PM
So cute! Super capture! Well seen... IB

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