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Friday, July 26, 2013

Coming Off the Thames

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

   Our summer cruising plans went like this: early spring, the Lee and Stort (done and done!), then onto the Thames at Brentford, up river all the way to Lechlade--with a side trip on the River Wey. After a summer boating up the Thames and discovering new territory we thought we would turn around at Lechlade, head down river to Oxford and travel up the South Oxford and onward to Napton to visit our friends Andy and Tina, chill out, and think about winter cruising plans.
   We made it as far as Caversham and had to turn back. Les has not been feeling well for awhile. After a particularly tough night I insisted he see a doctor at the Reading A & E (Accident and Emergency for Americans reading this). Upon an exam, x-rays, and blood tests we were told Les needed to have a colonoscopy and it must be ordered by his GP, so we headed back downstream for Brentford on June 23rd. We are now off the Thames and making our way up the Grand Union toward Watford while waiting for the hospital appointment.
   We will continue to blog about our Thames experiences until we get caught up to the present moment. Sorry it takes us so long...there just aren't enough hours in the day just now.

19 comments:

Carol Palin said...

Will be thinking of you both at what must be a stressful time. xx

Jaqueline Biggs said...

Thank you Carol. Love to you and George.
JaqXX

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Hope Les get's sorted soon, ( you have a wonderful Flo Nightingale Les, to nurse you back :) )! Best wishes to you both, take care :)
Debbie x

nb Chance said...

Hi Jaq and Les, so sorry to hear your news, hope you get Les sorted very soon, our thoughts and best wishes are with you both. Doug and James xx

Anonymous said...

We're a bit behind with our blog reading - sorry to hear that Les has been unwell - hope he recovers soon.

We're coming up the GU behind you in a few weeks time - we'll beep if we pass you by :-D

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Anonymous said...

We are thinking about you too. Hope everything turns out well and you are better soon. xx

Sally and Joe

Kevin said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Les, I'm sure Nurse Jaq will be tending your every need :)

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear your news, Les. My dad had the same thing earlier in the year, so I can understand your concerns. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Alistair

Dave,Beryl Bradshaw said...

Hi Les and Jaq hope everything works out fine get well soon. Beryl & Dave

Patti said...

Dearest Jaq and Les, we're thinking of you here and sending our thoughts and hope you can get it all sorted out. Big love to you both! Patti and Steve

Anonymous said...

Hi lovely people. As one who's experienced way to may colonoscopys I can say with authority that the preparation is the only hard part ...but toilet paper is wood so get yourself some moist baby wipes. Ask for a copy of the pictur4es. Jaq ... having just been through another medical crisis with Jim I know too well the stress that is on you at the same time. Life isn't easy. You two hang in there with all your might. Hope answers are forthcoming and simple.
Hot as Hades in Pullman - Karen

Carol Ives said...

Hope all turns out well. Take care and keep us posted. Lots of love.

Shirley Collier said...

Hope Les is feeling better soon.

John Witts said...

Hello Both!

Good Heavens! I turn my back for five minutes and Les is in hospital!

Wishing you both all things good and Les a speedy recovery!

Love,

John and Jackie (wb Pippin)

Ian and Karen said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well Les, we do hope the doctors can sort you out soon.
Love to you both,
Karen

Jaqueline Biggs said...

Thank you everyone for your thoughts, good wishes and prayers. It is so touching and heartwarming ti know we have so many good friends on both sides of the world holding us in their thoughts.
Our love and appreciation goes out to each of you.
Jaq and LesXX

Andy124 (nb Festina Lente) said...

Hi , We met briefly while you went through Shepperton Lock. Hope all goes well for Les in Watford.

Andy Nb Festina Lente

MortimerBones said...

I am thinking of you! I hope Les is feeling better really soon!

Les Biggs said...

Andy,Bones and every one else,
A big thankyou.

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