Biopsy hospital admission – part 1

So I went in for my biopsy. I had to get in for the 7am admission, though I knew my surgery wouldn’t be happening until around midday. The nurses tried to tell me I was up first so had to get ready, but I said I didn’t think that was likely. I got moved around…

There is no such thing as an open MRI. And other stories.

I was lied to! Maliciously! Ok, it was anything but malicious. Me? Dramatic? No, never. But I was told that UCLH has new MRIs that are open, so claustrophobia and panic will be but a distant memory. I did not see any proof of this. The MRI on Sunday was super enclosed. And it was…

Clinic Day

10:30: I get to the hospital and wait for my appointment. I walked in, along the canals. It was a beautiful morning. 12:00: First thing that happens is that someone comes to get me for a pre surgery assessment.I say ‘ok… I don’t know what I’m being pre assessed for but sure…’‘Wait, has no one…

Phone calls and all…

Everyone seems to be having recurrences at the moment. Seriously, it’s everywhere! My heart goes out to everyone who has been having bad news. As if 2020 needed to be more of a shit show… I’ve had increasing pain in my face, and over the past month I’ve been losing the sight in my right…

I’m Back! And straight back into it…

So I am back in London! I managed to get a flight. We’re in lockdown now, which is interesting. It’s definitely a whole different vibe over here to what it was in Australia. But it’s nice to be home. Straight back into scans to check out what’s going on in my face. Life is a…

The ongoing bits and pieces…

I mentioned in my last post that I hadn’t been able to have my scans. That’s not unique to me. Even though my main reasoning is primarily due to being stuck on the opposite side of the world, people who don’t have that barrier are also falling through the gaps. I read in The Lancet…

Osteosarcoma, eh?

So… Osteosarcoma… You know it. Otherwise known as bone cancer, it’s most often found in young boys, dogs and the occasional polar bear. And me, of course. Well the latest news is that it’s been found that dinosaurs had it too – they found a fossil of a strange looking bone that was originally thought…

Hi from sunny Australia

It’s weird to think I was meant to be flying back home today. Who would have thought that a pandemic would hit the world and my airline would cancel flights until further notice. But no complaints from me. There are rarely complaints from me. A lot of people keep checking in, reaching out with tentative…

Forced extended holidays…

I don’t really want to talk about the beer flu because it’s not my thing and I have no jurisdiction. But I will just point out that all you people who haven’t had cancer are getting a bit of an idea now what it’s like to not be able to go to work and to…

Surgery! Oh, not surgery. Teeth? Same teeth.

I used to love my dainty little teeth, my teeth were probably my favourite thing about me, my favourite physical characteristic. I’d loved my braces, I loved my teeth. I’d always had it drilled in to me (excuse the pun) how teeth are one of the most important things to how you look. And now…