Unusual Heart Operation
In 1973 during my early employment with CIG I had commenced my position as a
draughtsman, I had decided to work in my previous experiences to reduce
what I thought was workload from a previous position as a project
One day while on the drawing board I collapsed to the floor I was sent
home to contact my doctor.
My doctor was away on holidays and a replacement was in his consulting
My doctor was treating me for a nervous condition and blamed my work.
The New doctor heard my story of how I dreamt and felt that a large
truck had driven over my chest and stopped with a wheel right on my
chest and that my heart felt as if it was being squeezed.
This new doctor knowing that my normal doctor laughed at the comments I
made decided to take more notice and sent me to the Shepherd Foundation
to undertake a complete examination test.
Within 12 hours I was in Prince Henry's hospital and I was immediately
told that I had Constrictive Pericarditis a very rare condition which
appeared in Australia once in every four years. "luck of the Irish"
The Australian population was between
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