Barcelona, a photo a day

Holy Cross and St Paul’s Hospital, the insider look


Yep, that’s me 3 days ago. Came home today, after a remarquably fast operation (4 1/2 hours) and recovery at hospital, exactly a week. I still feel I’ve just been run over by a bus, AND beaten up by 20 thugs for a couple of hours, but the doctors say it will pass. Eventually.
But anyway, this is inside the very modern intensive care unit, ICU, with some extremely capable and friendly staff. Thanks to all of them!

Will be back blogging, but maybe on a slow burner for a while. Thanks for all your get well wishes!

Photo courtesy of Mandy, obviously!

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30 responses

  1. oh sorry i was busay as well with some friends who are ill hope all is best ..warm regards andrea

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    July 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm

  2. «Louis» is a bit late in joining the chorus of your fans who are thrilled that you are back!

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    July 7, 2010 at 10:13 am

  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery Rob. 4 1/2 hours? that's remarkably fast! glad to know that you are home.

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    July 7, 2010 at 10:03 am

  4. Wishing you a speedy recovery !

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    July 7, 2010 at 7:11 am

  5. Yikes! No one ever wants to be in a hospital. Glad you're getting out soon. Thank goodness for quality medical care. Mend fast and be well.

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    July 7, 2010 at 2:53 am

  6. I wish you a speedy recovery as soon as you wish and thank you for this posted

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    July 7, 2010 at 2:27 am

  7. Rob, you will be as good as new in no time at all. I have been wondering about you and it's great to hear from you. My wife goes into hospital next month, it's all very fashionable.

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    July 7, 2010 at 12:10 am

  8. Much high-tech indeed. Many getting well wishes from Athens, Greece.

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    July 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm

  9. Dan

    Le deseo buena salud y pronta recuperación!

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    July 6, 2010 at 10:31 pm

  10. You must be doing very well, since the doctors have sent you home already 😀
    May your recovery too be a success!

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    July 6, 2010 at 8:20 pm

  11. Please recover quickly, and be optimistic, it doubles the recovery speed!

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    July 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm

  12. You don't look half bad for someone who's just had major surgery! May the rest of your recovery be speedy and pain-free.

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    July 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm

  13. Glad you are recovering now, and I'll pray that your soreness quickly goes away.

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    July 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm

  14. Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    July 6, 2010 at 3:52 pm

  15. Oh, poor Rob! Get well soon! I'm so glad everything went well and wish you a speedy recovery.

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    July 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm

  16. get lots of rest and as each day passes, you will get stronger and stronger and will soon be back to everything you did before. our thoughts are with you

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    July 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm

  17. Glad you are home and made it through the surgery OK Rob! Looks like you were well taken care of. I hope your recovery goes well!

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    July 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm

  18. Glad to hear you are on the mend! Take care.

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    July 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm

  19. Congratulations and best wishes for your complete, successful and speedy recovery. Julie, Sharon, Glenda and i have been talking about you while you have been in the hospital, wondering how you have been doing, and it is good to hear that your hospital was as competent as it is beautiful.

    You neglected to mention if the hospital had TVs to allow patients to follow the progress of Spain in the World Cup.

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    July 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm

  20. ICU and still taking pictures with the help of others!!! You are amazing… Prayers for your speedy recovery…

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    July 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

  21. Oh, Rob! I'm just so glad the bypass went well. You will continue to be in my prayers for a quick recovery. Take it easy, please. I guess this means major lifestyle changes too?

    And dear Mandy, don't forget to take care of yourself too, okay?

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    July 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

  22. If you have to be in the hospital, you picked a marvelous one. I've never seen a more beautiful and historic hospital. Three cheers for Barcelona. Three cheers for Barcelona Daily Photo. Virtual 'abrazos' from the CDP community!

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    July 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm

  23. Rob – I've been wondering about you! Glad to see your photo – at least the thugs didn't give you a black eye! Hope you have a quick, complete recovery! Now you listen to your cardiologist! All the very best from Minnesota!

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    July 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm

  24. Rob, so glad you are on this side of the surgery. You're looking good! Be patient and heal completely. Welcome back to the land of the healthy hearts.

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    July 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm

  25. The picture looks scary. I'm so relieved that everything is ok now. Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery. Do rest, relax. My warmest regards to Mandy too.

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    July 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm

  26. Rob, I wish you a very speedy recovery, though I know it won't be warp speed. You look like you were beat up in the same way as my partner Gene a couple years ago.

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    July 6, 2010 at 11:51 am

  27. Good to see you, and good that you are back home!!:) Take it easy, and you will probably soon feel much better. Good that you have Mandy!!
    Take care! Best wishes from Gunn.

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    July 6, 2010 at 11:03 am

  28. wow Rob,so glad to know the service in that spa was great! 🙂
    Kidding!
    I'm so happy that you are already at home and everything is fine,thanks for this message.Thanks so much! 🙂
    We are sending you love and good energies!
    Please be a good boy, be patience, take the right time to rest okay.
    Hugs to you and Mandy!
    Léia

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    July 6, 2010 at 10:56 am

  29. Oh dear Rob, this is a tough one.
    So glad your repair job went well. I wish you well in the recovery stage.
    Thanks for letting us accompany you with your pictures of the hospital and now YOU.
    It's great how you keep up your humor and attitude of gratitude through it all.
    Many blessings to you!

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    July 6, 2010 at 10:52 am

  30. Wow! I am dumbfounded! Did not know about your surgery, glad it's over now, and hope that you recover quickly so that you grow stronger and stronger with each day. Thanks for the update and photo. You're a champ!!

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    July 6, 2010 at 10:48 am