All points noted, yes we do not know what we do not know. I am pleased you received excellent NHS treatment and the appropriate treatment is being given.
As a Christmas aside:
In October I ascended and activated Snowdon GW/NW-001 from Penypass via the PYG track. As I ascended, I passed a number of groups of walkers and the further I went the more the WX deteriorated with wintery showers lashing down the valley. I reached the summit and set up a VHF only station, worked about 20 chasers and packed up the kit. As In descended towards the mountain rail station I was hailed…
“What were you doing on the summit?”. I explained my business “Ah yes”, came the reply, “We use VHF radio equipment”. I added that perhaps I was getting too old for this activity with 22lb on my back.
“Well not sure about that”, was the reply, “you flashed passed us on the ascent path, and we are Royal Marines!”
Your warnings are duly noted Gerald
G0EVV (69 minus 2wk)