Sunday, March 29, 2015
I have been spending most of my blogging time at Squarespace and Tumblr, totally neglecting Belltowernews. I was just notified the URL was due for renewal. I pondered whether I should keep it. Then I went and reviewed what had already been recorded.
It was a lot.
Something like this shouldn't just be discarded.
If at first you don't succeed, read Terry Pratchett for guidance.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
There are now so many ways for me to post to this blog. I should be more diligent.
Anyway, the health update is I am back to work. On a good day I'd say I was about 70% recovered from the surgery. It gets better every day.
A milestone is I can now sleep on either side. That sounds minor but for me it is huge.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
I knew the gall stones were there but kept putting off taking time off to get the offending organ removed. Big Mistake. A systemic infection had formed around them and blocked bile from traveling.
Two operations later I was sans gall bladder and recovering when I was hit with the bomb that carcinoma was found by Pathology. A smack in my already sore stomach.
We didn't waste any time with the local hospital but went directly to the oncologist in Boston who did so well with the lymphoma. Her voice told me this was not going to be anything like the treatment I have received, much worse.
She referred me to the GI Oncologist, who, on the same evening we met, referred us to the surgical oncologist. A blink and a nod and I was in surgery having a bit of my liver removed.
That's where we stand now. Same stage. The next visit is in May to see if it has spread and how badly.
So, now I have a halfway decent excuse to be negligent with my blog entries.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Three years ago, when we came to Dana Farber for my first 14 hour session of chemotherapy, it snowed enough for us to take a hotel room in the Longwood hospital complex in Boston. This time, the day my surgery is scheduled at Brigham and Women, blizzard Hercules is scheduled to visit Boston as well.
The surgery is scheduled for early in the morning. We had planned to leave home early on Friday morning. The plans now are to go into Boston Thursday afternoon and stay the night at the Holiday Inn. They have arrangements with Brigham & Women to transport patients and their families from the hotels to the hospital.
From the looks of it, this hotel is more a full service arrangement. The one three years ago was just rooms and a cafeteria.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I will be checking into a hospital in Boston on Friday for a cancer related operation. New cancer. Still holding the Lymphoma off. This new one crept into my gall bladder and was discovered by accident.
There should be more details to come, but I just wanted to get a quick post done to at least capture the last few hours of December 2013.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
We are returning the day after Labor Day.