Pigeons eggs update.

Firstly I would like to thank those that have visited
and left their kind words and good wishes.
 It is humbling to know that there are people out there that care.
Once again I thank you all.
 
I was admitted to the Freemans Hospital in Newcastle on Monday the 7th of this month.
The procedure was scheduled for the following day and it lasted some 2 hours.
At the end of the treatment the surgeon informed me that  he could not totally embolize the first tumor
as it was feeding of my Gallbladder and that it had to be removed before he could
finish embolizing the first tumor. The second tumor to be dealt with at a later date.
He also stated that this happens to 20% of patients, but felt that there was a way around it.
 
I shall spare you the details of the side effects of the treatment, suffice to say
Kenny was not a happy bunny at all for 2 days.
Just before my release from Hospital on Friday the 11th My consultant came to see me.
She explained that because the part of my liver that remain unaffected was in good condition,
and that I was reasonably fit, also that my other vitals appeared to be in good working order.
She felt a section would be possible.
 
Then surprisingly she told me that she had put me forward for a "transplant"
Upon hearing the word transplant my hopes were lifted Olympus high.
I am to be admitted sometime in November for a week of very intense tests.
To see if indeed I am physically and mentally suitable for a transplant.
I am thinking on the lines that if my consultant did not feel that I stood a good chance
of receiving a transplant then logically  she would not have put my name forward.
My consultant also arranged for another ct scan and a follow up appointment
to see her regarding the state of play.
 
THE ABOVE WAS WRITTEN ON THE SATURDAY. THE DAY AFTER I RETURNED HOME
FROM THE FREEMANS HOSPITAL.
 
On Sunday I was rushed into the James Cook hospital here in Middlesbrough.
I had wakened to a pain emanating from my liver area. A most vicious pain indeed.
On my admission to my local hospital I was pumped full of morphine.
To cut a long story short my Liver had become inflamed.
Needless to say  once again  Kenny was not a happy bunny.
I was released yesterday with a bag full of tablets to eat for a couple of weeks. 
I am so confused with it all as I am not hospital orientated so I am just taking each day as it comes.
With each day comes the thought that while I breath there is always hope and
it springs eternal.
 However the sword of Damocles hangs above me also each day.
But, we shall not talk of graves worms and epitaphs.
I shall dream of and hope for a successful victory against this most horrible of opponents.
 
Well there you have it. That is what has been happening to Kenny over the passed two weeks.
 
I leave you now with a image I put together that I think describes my feelings towards
alcohol.
 
 
 
 
 

The choice is ours.

Ps.  While reading my consultants profile on line, I came across this delicious irony.

It works out that my treatment at the Freemans hospital is indeed part funded

by the "Brewers association of Europe".

Mmmm….strange one that !!!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

34 responses to “Pigeons eggs update.

  1. Hello KennyLong time no see.I was speechless reading your blog.I have been away for quite sometimes…………..Geeeezzzz…. I am sending you some good vibes for a speed up recovery.You are a tough man right! So don’t let this shit get the best of you.Hugs,Isa

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  2. Sending love and good energy for your recovery. Do let us all know how you are faring. You are loved, there are many who care.

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  3. Hi Kenny!Are you ok? I hope all is going well, are you scheduled for more surgery? I hope you regain your health and feel well soon.Take care, XXDonna

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  4. Hallo Kenny,thank you for your words and giving me a smile. Now I am here and give you a smile, too ;-)I’ll be careful with the candle. I’m sorry that you have so much pain. I wish you that you are quite strong, and soon all is well and you can laugh very much again. I’ll be back to see you.Greetings from Germany, Karin.

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  5. Hi my dear Kenny,how are you?hope you are better,my thoughts are with you!!!take care my English dreamer.lots of love.xxx

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  6. Suki.I hope they are naughty thoughts :)DonnaThank you for your kind words, I hope moving house goes smoothly for you. OH yes and keep taking those lovely photographs of Canada.Lisa.It is nice to hear from you again and even nicer to know that you are thinking about me.I love visiting your space to read your words and look at those wonderful photos.Sherri.Thank you for your comment and I am so sad to learn about your husbands illness. At least I still have hope. Nita. pleased to hear from you again, don’t leave it so long till your next visit. Take care Kate.Feeling much better now Kate. I am looking into the link you sent, it all sounds very interesting.

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  7. Coffee With Kate

    Hello Kenny, I hope you have enjoyed a better week than the previous one. I also hope you receive positive feedback regarding the link I sent you. warm hugsKate

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  8. hi kenny, sorry to see you have been so ill, thinking of you and praying for you, take care – nita

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  9. thank you-for leaving the beautiful picture on my guestbook: I know we dont know each other, but , I just read your blog- and want you to know- my thoughts are with you. My husband is going through the same thing, but there is no hope of a liver transplant for him: Keep strong, my friend .

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  10. Hi Kenny, I sorry to see here that you have been so very ill. Letting you know Im thinking about you . Wishing you Deep Deep Peace .Hugs from me to you.Lisa xo

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  11. Hi Kenny!I am so sorry to hear that you had to endure all that pain! I so hope and pray that you get the liver transplant, I know you will and you will be healthy again. Yes, it is ironic about the funding! Take care of yourself and hopefully you have some support from family and friends.Take care, XXDonna

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  12. Thinking of you KennyLove Suki x

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  13. Nick. Thank you, I just thought it may be a good idea to get some info from someone who had actually had a successful liver transplant . Errrrrrm…guess I couldn’t very well get much info from someone who’s transplant was unsuccessful. "GROAN’S" all round :)

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  14. Hi Kenny, I will have a chat with my brother in law about his transplant over the weekend, though I do know it was drink related ( cirrosis) he’s proper irish, literally- and his approach to the demon drink has been ..errr…cavalier to say the least :-)… I’ll email you whaen I’ve found out a bit moreUntil then my friend, chin up, and here’s to victory!all the very best dude!Nick

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  15. Thank you for the add Kenny, hope you had a good day. My is a busy one! Take care, Mei

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  16. Hi my dear friend,how are you feeling these days?,hope you are a bit better.take much care.lots of love.xxx

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  17. Mei. Nice to see you here Mei. yes it could be under better circumstances, but lovely to here from you again. Hope things are better with you than they are with me !!!Take care …

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  18. Hi Kenny, sorry to hear about your……. not really know what to say…… just hope everything will be fine what ever they did. Stay strong. Take care! Mei

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  19. Lola. Well actually there is something you can do for me. "publish a photo of yourself"Thank you for your kind words and yep those side affects are nothing like anything I have known previously.

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  20. Hi Kenneth,I’m so sorry that u have had to go through all that and probley more and side affects I no all about that I have been going through some kimo myself and I can say the side affects r terrible but I just want to tell u that my thoughts and prayers r with you each and everyday and if there is anything I can do for u I’m here I wish u the BEST of Luck my FRIEND!GOD BLESS YOU!!!

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  21. Evina. Good afternoon. you make this already sunny day even more enjoyable. pleased to here Luka is feeling better. I am feeling a little better, just trying to reduce the amount of pain killer I take. They really mess up ones metabolism .

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  22. Hi my special friend,how are you today?hope you are feeling ok.my dog is improving slowly.take much care.my thoughts are with you.lots of love.kisses to cherno.xxx

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  23. Kate. Yes I could do with some good news. But on the plus side I am beginning to see even "more" beauty in mother Nature then ever before. Life has become more valuable to me now. I still don’t know "why" life exists, however I do know "how" !!!Laird 0-5 surely Southgate must go now. Yes putting my name forward gives a great boost to my hopes for the future. I wish I could join you in a Sunday afternoon tipple and yes I too am happy that we have the N.H.S. without it I would be a goner for sure !!!!!!!

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  24. I see your team are not helping with the blood pressure! It must be comforting that your consultant has put your name forward for the transplant tests. I wish you well my friend and I shall contribute this afternoon to the local brewers association, and be happy we have the NHS.

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  25. Good Morning to you Kenny,What a very, very, nice surprise to find a comment from you on my page today. It was so good to ‘hear’ from you and to be updated with your news and progress. Please keep us posted as an when you can.In the meantime I wish you comfortable days ahead as well as lots of good news and progressive healing.Warm hugs to you from the Cape. xxx

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  26. Icewolf. I must remain "positive" if not then the mental fight is lost. I intend to fight this all the way. The pain and discomfort I must endure is all part of the battle that stands before me.This is one fight I can not afford to lose !!!Grandpa. I am not a hospital orientated man. I have never been in much need for hospitals. But,Chemoembolization of the liver is performed using Keyhole surgery. To remove the Gallbladder requires a different approach. I think !! I shall discover what the next move is to be when I see my consultant next month.Shimona. I hope your prayers are heard.

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  27. Shimona from the Palace

    Kenny, I shall be thinking about you this Rosh Hashana and praying for your complete recovery.

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  28. Kenny,Our prayers are with you. Just one question, why didn’t they remove your gallbladder and the second tumor?Take care, you have world full of friends pulling for you.

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  29. Someone’s been thru the mill and back several times over by the sounds of it. Talk about an emotional rollercoaster. The fact you’re managing to stay so positive despite all that’s being thrown at you is impressive and an example we could probably all do well to follow in times of trouble and personal trauma. Keep it up my friend – you can get thru this and come out the other side standing tall and proud. Timid one :)

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  30. thanks my sweet Kenny,you are a very good friend too. luki is a bit better,although he is 11,he is a very hard dog.you must be strong for defeating that monster,but I know you will do it.take much care,please.lots of love.xxx

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  31. Hey Evina. Thank you so much for your entry dedicated to me. Such a kind thought could only come from a kind person. Take care my Spanish friend.Sarah yes it does sound positive, and let us hope it remains so.

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  32. Apart from the painful flare up that all seems really positive, all healing thoughts and our fingers are crossed for you x

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  33. Hey Kenny,I am so glad to hear from you.I completely agree with you,you should dream of and hope for a successful victory.you can win the battle.I had an entry dedicated to you,it is in my blog,it is a present to yo my special friend.lots of love.xxx

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