- Confirmed meeting with a liver specialist on the 22th of July 2009. This is another specialist to my colon guy. (both specialists are very well respected in their professions and are internationally known).
- I will receive tiny tattooed dots so the equipment can be used accurately, this will take place at Christies on the 28th of July 2009. http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/radiotherapy.html#2
- I am on a long course 6 weeks this will take me up to around the 14th of September 2009. (this is all subject to confirmation).
- 6 weeks recovery time, in which if all situations allow a holiday may help us get ready for the big bit.
- October 2009, I have the operation or operations, both specialist's are highly skilled key hole surgeons, one operation 2 surgeons. Sounds like I will get a long sleep.
- Some side effects, such as tiredness, bladder weakness, loss of sexual appetite, down from 8 times a day to 6 is not uncommon, well I can wish, LOL. :)
This paragraph is a bit explicit so read in your own judgement:
Last night, I had a really severe bout of pain, the worst yet, it lasted about 2 hours and at times I thought I should have an ambulance but I knew it was my colon and the tumour not allowing me to go to the toilet properly. After a lot of effort and some swearing and cursing I managed to go. So if you do take this journey be prepared. I am hopeful that with the radiotherapy that the tumour is going to shrink quite a bit and my colon will be able to allow the passage of excrement to move a bit freer. I am sorry for being a bit explicit here but no use hiding things.
Mark Cavendish, is doing well in the Tour de France, I am watching this as I write this, live on the red button on ITV 4. 'COME ON THE CAV' YES HE JUST DID IT AGAIN, the green jersey is still on his back..............
I will confirm the above just as soon as I can but at this time this is how I understand all to be.
Traa dy liooar