Yesterdays appointment with my Consultant at the "Freeman's Hospital" did NOT go well.
It transpired that a new pigeon's egg had been laid in my Liver, it is nestled very close to a main
blood vessel. The 3D images highlighted the shadow quite clearly.
"It shall be complicated to destroy" said my Consultant. As the blood in the vessel shall absorb
most of the heat from the Embolization prossess.
This news was disturbing to say the least as I was under the impression that,
all was well with my liver and that the actual Transplant itself was to be the next course of
surgery. How wrong we can be.
Disheartening ,yes, but I have been hear before and I know what is involved and just what to expect.
It is the knowledge of what I shall experience soon that so deflated me last night.
The technique that is to be performed is "Chemoembolization".
This is where the good Surgeons enter the Liver by means of entering through a vein in my leg.
I am conscious throughout the procedure and it is painless. The pain, discomfort and nausea that is incurred,
follows shortly after my return to the ward.
I trust this time after returning home that the Liver does not "inflame" as it has done
after the previous two operations.
This involves another stay in my local hospital, which is located but less than a mile from my house.
How convenient it would be to have my treatment
(scans, visits to my Consultant and procedures)
at my own local Hospital. Still I am so eternally grateful for the very existence of the "Freemans"
One should be thankful for the great work that they perform.
Yesterday Kenny was not a happy Bunny but with the new dawn came a new Kenny.
My initial disappointment has now been burned away by the morning sunshine
I am ready to confront this set back with a smile on my face
I now await my admission date which I am very keen to learn, as
"I am sweating and stamping at the gate, like one of Apollo's horses"
to meet a very dear friend of mine.
Sorry can't tell you who or where, but know this: she is one of the most warm and caring people
ever to walk upon this Earth.
Her Husband also is a true gentleman, a real good sport.
While viewing the M.R.I. results of my internal self with my Consultant.
I asked if she could be so kind as to forward some of them to me.
It is highly unusual she said, but smiled and asked for my e/mail addy.
So it is quite possible that people may get to see the length of my
spinal cord. he he he !!!
Life certainly jumps out at us sometimes.
HAVE A SAFE AND PLEASENT JOURNEY THROUGH THE COMING WEEKS ALL.