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[Powderworks] Statement from Pete

Nathan Arrowsmith 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 
tomorrow, Tuesday.

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.)

Peter Garrett