Tuesday, 15 October 2013

More surgery........but not to do with the Meso!

For those of you following my blog from the beginning you will already know that Paul's mesothelioma was found by accident while he was being investigated for a completely unrelated problem.  That problem was haemorrhoids and because the meso quite rightly took priority it wasn't until a couple of months ago that they were looked at again.

In July Paul received some treatment to try and get rid of them (banding) which unfortunately was unsuccessful.  We therefore went back to Addenbrookes yesterday to clinic 4 to see what they said could be done about it.  Paul has been on iron tablets (due to anaemia) since the very beginning of investigations, which is well over a year now.  The anaemia being caused, we believe, by blood loss.

They decided that it would be best to perform a short operation on Paul known as HALO which will hopefully sort it out.  This has been scheduled for the 29th October and will hopefully just be day surgery but does involve a general anesthetic.

We had to visit the pre-assessment clinic after surgery was decided upon.  We spoke to a nurse and she filled in the usual questionnaire about general health etc.  Although this time Paul's was a bit more complicated with him having to give details of recent operations, of which he has had 2 in the past year and they did the usual MRSA swabs and blood testing.  We had quite a laugh with the nurse as she couldn't spell all the complicated words we were coming out with and had to look them up on google. 

After we left the hospital last night it was getting into Cambridge rush hour time so we visited my Brother and Sister-in-Law for a cuppa before a quick visit to Asda.  We then went out for a meal on our own which was very nice and because it was a week night, quiet too.  

Ethan had a lovely day with his Grandparents and was very well behaved for them as usual.  He even managed to go down a slide on his which is very unusual for him.  He usually likes climbing up to the top but then refuses to go down it.

1 comment:

  1. Thinking of you both and wishing you all the best for the 29th - fingers crossed that solves the problem as i'm sure your fed up with it after this long x x x