Friday, 4 September 2009

The radiologist

Just had a call to invite me to a meeting with the radiologist on "Monday evening" - time yet to be determined.

I look forward to hearing what he has to say, and what he has in store for me. But there is a sense that it's getting serious now, and it's hard to avoid a feeling of being overwhelmed. And this "watch and wait" is really quite difficult to take, sometimes.

It's been 4 months now...

There is a meeting of a Lymphoma Organisation Support Group in Manchester next Wednesday evening. I think I might get myself along to that and see what's what. Reading about radiotherapy on their website, I note that it is usually preceded by a course of chemo therapy, so I am wondering why this isn't the case for my particular example. While I am sure that the people looking after me know what they are doing, it would be good to understand what makes my case different from the majority. I will raise this on Monday when I see the radiologist.

"BUPA Wellness" phoned me yesterday to arrange my biennial MOT. I tried to explain to the booker at the end of the phone that I wondered whether this was absolutely necessary, but I suppose it will be good to know that my heart isn't about to give out before the rest of me does :-) That's sorted for the last week in September. If I'm busy doing "other stuff", then I'll cancel.


  1. Dear Andy,
    Wish all the luck of the world.
    I know a bit of what you feel.
    Admire the way you handle this.
    Johan F.

  2. I wish you all the very best, Andy. Ken.

  3. If I was religious I would pray for you, but as I'm not I"ll just say that you have been and will be in my thoughts.
    Ask searching questions of your treatment team, the LOSG, and even the Wellness people.
    Good luck and keep us all posted.

  4. Thanks guys. These comments really are appreciated.