Saturday, 4 June 2011

Always look on the bright side of life!

Firstly I would like to welcome my dear friend Barbara home after surgery, prayers continue for positive and favourable results. 

As for my latest, I have now developed a perforated septum which is a medical term for a hole in my nose between my nostrils. It is a side affect of Avastin i.e. constant nose bleeds and an itchy nose. The bright side is that some people pay good money for such a hole:

I have also met with my palliative care team at Calow who were really helpful...they will be looking at my pain relief in more detail and adjusting in small increments in order to improve things.

Finally I sat and ate at the dinner table for the first time in 2 months and rode my motorbike to the chemist yesterday.

Wish me luck for the chemo next week, I have Lorazepam to sedate me and a hospital bed for comfort...what on earth could go wrong!

T x


  1. Hi Tony, good luck with your chemo next week, I hope it all goes as well as it can. It is good to see that you have been able to sit at the table for dinner and ride your bike.
    Lots of love

  2. Cor Tony, for a minute there I thought that hooter was yours!
    What a nightmare that your chemotherapy has all these other side affects :-(

    Really delighted that the team are doing what they can to sort your pain and that you're buzzing about on the bike again.

    Will be thinking of you for the next round of chemo.

    Much love dear friend


  3. Hi Tony,

    Was thinking about you today. Hope the chemo went okay and that you've got yourself nice and comfy in that spare bed :-)

    Big hugs xxxx