Heart Monitors

I’m sure many of you have had one years ago, but I’ve just had my first one fitted. Because of an irregular heart beat I was fitted with a 24 hour heart monitor. What a wonderful thing and how medical science has progressed over the years. My father died of a heart attack at the age of 70; if that had been today, he might have survived. I’m long past that age but I’ve seen big progress in heart research.

A few days ago we celebrated 75 years of the NHS. I know my parents had to pay a lot of money because of my ill-health during the first few years of my life before those days. For all it’s failings the NHS is a wonderful thing, catering for everyone. I personally give thanks for it.

As the Bible says we are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ but things do go wrong. Let us take care of the bodies God has given us and be thankful for the skill and dedication of all medical staff.