Tag Archives: The Christie

Limboland

I’ve had quite a few emails from friends and considerate followers of the blog who are concerned that I haven’t updated for a while and this has indeed been the longest gap in my posts. This update is necessitated by … Continue reading

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True Grit

Thanks for the concern over my chipmunk cheeks (last post). I thought my swollen face might have been an allergic reaction but as it lasted over a week the medics thought not. A GP at my local surgery speculated it … Continue reading

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Ten is a magic number

Oops! I’m being slothful again. It was actually a fortnight ago – on July 31st, the date of my MRI scan at The Christie in Manchester, when ten figured prominently. On that afternoon, we got the wonderful news that the … Continue reading

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New outlook

Now where were we? That last update may only have been posted eleven days ago but it feels like a long time. We’ve been pretty busy since. My latest batch of everolimus (Afinitor) arrived promptly on the 6th July. I’ve … Continue reading

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Crushed?

Day 3 of an ongoing pictorial theme! Nah, only joking. I do still feel completely bewildered – and quite exhausted by the events of the past few days – but my spirits are picking up. The brief consultation with Professor … Continue reading

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Independence Day!

Sharon McCord has checked into The Christie hospital in Manchester. Her friends and family like this! I’ll keep this post short and sweet. The big op is on, as originally scheduled, for Monday 4th July. Robin drove us down the … Continue reading

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Above the grass

Not long after my last post I went through a bit of a slump. I felt tired, a bit yucky, just pretty weary. The weather mirrored my mood, grey and dank, and I developed an unnatural fondness for my quilt. … Continue reading

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Taking time out?

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it” – Lucille Ball. I’ve been thinking about that phrase a lot recently – my usual stringent research (i.e., some rapid finger splashing on Google) suggested an attribution to Ball. … Continue reading

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Rib resection

The trip to London was fantastic, it was nice to meet up with friends but even better to spend quality time with Robin. The theme transpired to be ‘messing about on the river’ – our hotel was close to the … Continue reading

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Operational

The most recent regular fortnightly trip to see Professor Hawkins at The Christie in Manchester, as part of the RAPTOR clinical trial for everolimus (‘Afinitor’) as a first line treatment for papillary rcc, was relatively straightforward. Since December we’ve been … Continue reading

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