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Hospital Frequenters

I am currently very happy about our decision to get an apartment for my uncle in our city, an apartment very close to the rest of the family. 1,262 more words

This And That

The 'D' Word

So …. I’m halfway through my chemo.

I’m not usually a glass-half-empty person but, unfortunately in truth, it feels like there’s still a long way to go. 2,525 more words

The Pelvic Radiation Disease Association - a voice for patients

Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for pelvic cancers but it is not widely known that the radiotherapy can affect healthy tissue and bone causing severe pain, incontinence and distress. 1,114 more words


GH therapy increases fracture risk in patients previously treated for acromegaly

van Varsseveld NC, et al. Pituitary. 2016;doi:10.1007/s11102-016-0716-3.

Adult patients with severe growth hormone deficiency previously treated for acromegaly saw an increased fracture risk after 6 years of growth hormone replacement therapy, whereas those previously treated for Cushing’s disease did not experience the same risk, according to a recent observational study. 383 more words


So, Another Day Happened

My wife and I visited Frimley Park Hospital for her results following her lumpectomy two weeks ago. It was a mixed bag of good, scary and…”well okay then”. 576 more words


Advice to Self ...

Tomorrow is my third round of the dreaded chemo.

Having got through two rounds already, I feel the need to collect my thoughts, together with valuable advice received from various friends (one in particular – you know who you are), as to how best to survive this and future  doses of torture :-) 1,289 more words


A few things have happened since I last wrote. The best was 12 days in Spain lazing on a beach all day every day with warm evenings spent in a beautiful little town with friends we had met during previous visits. 928 more words