[Powderworks] Statement from Pete
nathan at nathanarrowsmith.com
Sun Nov 28 21:38:34 MST 2004
Statement regarding my health, Monday 29 November
First, I want to again thank the lifeguards at Maroubra Beach, the
assisting on-lookers, the ambulance officers and the fine staff at the
Prince of Wales Hospital – they did a terrific job and I am very
grateful for their help and professionalism.
After losing all my energy and fainting after swimming at Maroubra Beach
on Saturday morning, I spent most of the day recovering and having
checks conducted at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick.
I returned to the house at Mittagong in the evening and spent the rest
of the weekend with my family, continuing to rest and recover.
Tests done so far have proved inconclusive as to the exact cause of the
problem which occurred on Saturday morning and I will have some more
checks done this week. I expect to be back at Parliament in Canberra
There is no indication from checks so far of any serious health problem.
The checks have ruled many things out as the reason for what occurred,
but have not ruled anything in as yet.
(And to respond to some speculative reporting, there is absolutely
nothing wrong with my right arm.)