Tag Archives: health

First canal walk after heart surgery

Following recent heart surgery (more about that some other time) I returned home from hospital on Saturday. To aid with my recovery I was told to walk regularly aiming for at least 1000 m per day during the first week. Living right at the Kennet and Avon Canal walking along the towpath was the obvious option. Today my sister and I walked from my flat near lock number 95, Aldermaston Lock, to lock number 96, Padworth Middle Lock, a distance of approximately 630 m one way. At the lock my sister was so kind to take a few pictures of me:

It was a very nice walk which I managed to complete without any major problems. On the way back we stopped at the very nice Aldermaston tea rooms for a cup of tea and some triple chocolate muffins.

Very worrying: Antibiotic resistance

While there’s a lot of talk about the threat of terrorism and the fear of becoming the victim of a terrorist attack I think there are many other things we should be much more worried about. Like this one: World on cusp of “post-antibiotic era” (BBC News)

A simple bug could mean death, something that could be treated fairly easily so far might soon be deadly. As far as I understand it not a question of if, but of when. Scary.