Well, maybe the train is starting to leave the station, or the sleeping beast is awakening – whichever metaphor you prefer. I had a call from the Oncology Department at Cheltenham, and they confirmed that I am booked in from this Thursday evening, 29th October, overnight for two nights to have this stomach feeding tube fitted, so I will be spending 48 hours with lots of lovely Brexit Leavers, and we will have an enjoyable time discussing the prawns and cons of Leave/ Remain.
Ines & I went to the Oncology Clinic at Cheltenham Hospital by appointment, on Wednesday 23rd October, for the fitting of a “Full-bust” Mesh Mask for the Radio Therapy, both to ensure pin-point accuracy, and also to help them plan their “battle plan” on my cheek. I also had another CT Scan, and I had provided blood samples the day before. That was the day, but we are still not certain about a method of inserting a stomach feeding tube, as they do not want to try & insert it w
We are seeing Dr Warren Grant, the Oncologist, this Thursday, 10thOctober, as a result of a Referral Letter from Mr Simon Whitley to Dr Warren Grant, dated 1stOctober. At that meeting it is expected that he will outline his proposed course of action, starting, by the sound of it, with some pretty unpleasant Chemotherapy, as Simon Whitley has, in effect, ruled out Surgery as the tumour is too far advanced. 11th October. SM & IM had meeting with Warren Grant on Thursday, and i
Its name is SCC (Squamous Cell Carcinoma). The most aggressive and prevalent of oropharyngeal cancers. It started back in May/June, when SM’s jaw locked in the slightly-open position, with a maximum opening of 11mm. This meant no solid food, and SM joked that even his sandwiches needed to be ironed flat! It got worse after that, and visits to an Acupuncturist, physiotherapist, and to the GP only resulted in an X-ray to SM’s skull, which showed no cancer, as it was in hard, no