Tuesday 2nd January 1990   After breakfast 08.00

It was just over a week after his heart attack and my Dad was going back to work. He felt fine. In fact, he said he felt so good that he was sure that they had made a mistake with the diagnosis. It had probably been a touch of indigestion and not a heart attack at all. There had been a patient on the ward with a similar name to my Dad, a Mr Dennis Desmond. It was very likely that my Dad’s and Mr Desmond’s results (the blood tests and electrocardiographs) had been mixed up. That sort of thing often happens in busy hospitals.

Dad has stopped taking his aspirin (it can make indigestion worse) and is being very careful about his diet. He decided to continue his blood pressure tablets (not a bad thing at his age).

Mr Dennis Desmond.
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