In September I noticed my heart beating a lot, which really worried me. Eventually I could stand no more, and put myself in the hands of the NHS.
After a battery of tests and investigations over the last 3 months - including heart monitors, ECG, blood and liver tests - I got the results from the specialist at the hospital yesterday: he said it was the worst case of hypochondria he'd ever seen.
Yes, I'm 100% healthy, apparently. I suggested further tests but he told me to get out.
With the PC Brigade already telling us not to drink too much alcohol this Christmas (have they done any tests on the stressful side-effects of NOT drinking alcohol, I ask myself?) itrefreshing to read this good news story from Alan about a man's life being saved by a shot of pure alcohol injected straight into the heart. The only downside is,the way the alcohol is administered is up through the groin. I'll try most things for a cheap thrill, but this may be taking things too far.
Ronald Aldom, 77, from Portishead near Bristol, had an unusual heart rhythm called ventricular tachychardia that can be fatal if left unchecked.
Medics had tried to treat it using standard methods but with no success.
They resorted to using pure ethanol to trigger a controlled heart attack and kill off some of his heart muscle.
Korean news agency say they have 'recently reconfirmed' the lair of one of the unicorns ridden by the ancient King Tongmyong
The unicorn was said to have been ridden by the ancient Korean King Tongmyong, founder of a kingdom which ruled parts of China and the Korean peninsula. Alamy
Normally, North Korea's official state news agency is the place to go for reports ranging from the reclusive totalitarian state's unparalleled scientific achievements to the limitless love which its inhabitants reserve for their successive leaders.
This one's for Alan R. And all the beautiful people.
I've been playing for exactly a month now. I'd be lying if I said there weren't some rough patches in this, but try to look beyond that, and just appreciate the music and the emergence of a fresh new mando talent:
"Nude awakening: A mystery knitter has placed this wool doll of a naked Prince Harry protecting his modesty next to a display previously put together for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in Saltburn, North Yorkshire"