Pigeons eggs update. plus !

 

Visited The Freeman’s Hospital at Newcastle on Monday the 2ND August. This was for my first session of "Lithotripsy" for my Kidney stones. Evidently each stone will require more than one session. So, arrangements are afoot to re fare me to my own local Hospital. "The James Cook"   It is but a short walk along the beck from my house. 10 Min’s. max.

Yesterday the 5Th I was back in Newcastle to see my Consultant. To learn if my last  treatment  was successful. I had been expecting to be seen by my usual Consultant  the good Senior Lecturer Dr. Reeves. But no. A nurse called my name and was guided to the room where to my surprise. I was confronted with Professor D. Manas himself, the good Doctor Mr J. Rose ( he executes the procedures on my liver,)  and the over worked and underpaid  Joanna the Nurse.   I felt instantly as I entered that  room of much gloom, that  it was not good news. I was not wrong !

After introductions  (as this was the first time i had actually met the "Boss" ) I was asked to lay on the bed while they performed a quick Ultra sound scan of my liver. The Professor and  Dr. Rose exchange ideas and prescribed A procedure where they insert a rather large needle into my liver. (don’t know the name of this procedure and i don’t know if i want to know )  I had been for warned that this could be the case. But had hoped that this would be avoided. "live in hope" as they say !

Professor Manas did point out that, more tumors could develop. So things could get so bad, that it was possible that my name would have to be removed from the list of hopefuls. It is at this point the death knell tolls.  Those icy words washed over me and chilled me to the very bone. They brought home to me once more, just what a super fine line I am walking.  Was this another warning of what may be lurking in wait around the next blood spattered corner for me, i wonder ! 

When Professor Manas spoke those words, not a muscle in his face moved. His eye’s burning into my own, they seemed to be looking for a reaction. I gave him none. Instead I asked politely if he would be so kind and allow me to take a photograph of the beast that was wanting to destroy me. He consented and smiled. I then thought while I have the two gentlemen who are endeavoring to save my life, together. I asked for a picture of them. (don’t ask don’t get) after a cough and a chuckle they both kindly agreed.

So that is how it stands ….Waiting for something to start. Always waiting. Things could have gone a lot better for me. But Dr Rose explained that the tumor is situated close to a blood vessel. This could be dangerous as the treatment could block the vessel and that would be well let us say, not good !!! Also Dr. Rose pointed out that the 3rd tumor has very few veins wich inthemselves are small. This proves it difficult to administer the  coup de gras to the tumor. 

 

Photobucket

 

Now for a few pics of my round trip by train to the Freemans Hospital.

The outward Journey I took the direct train along the coast. The return I took the main line train to Doncaster.

 

On leaving Middlesbrough there are a number of newly built offices blocks. All with different names. This one  interested me. I had noticed that the pigeons always seemed to be roosting on the very same roof, when I passed (and I have passed many times now over the passed year or so) I wondered why, was it something to do with the name of the office block and the fact that Pigeons are  direct decendents of the "Rock Dove".  But obviously Clifton house has not been insulated as well as the other office blocks.

 

Pigeons roosting on Clifton house.

Photobucket 

The sun for a change was shining, and I was missing it. 😦

 

Cornfield or beach !

 Photobucket

Approaching Newcastle central station.

 

Approaching Newcastle central.

 Photobucket

The Garden before the enterence to the Freemans. People sit here to smoke. Alongside wreaths that have been left by relatives and friends of some departed soul.

 

Entrance to the Freeman's Hospital.

 Photobucket

Professor D. Manas (right) and Dr J.Rose. "My sword and shield"

 

My life in their hands.

 Photobucket

The enemy.

You are viewing this pic from above looking down through my spine.

 

 

It's like you know me now,inside and out  :)

It is the 3rd tumor that is causing the problem. Or making the problem worse.

It needs to be destroyed but this is prooving to be dificult.  

I would like to thank "all" the team who are working to save my life.

 I can not write more about this. Because I can not thank them enough.

Photobucket 

"Joanna" the overworked and underpaid Nurse.

 

Joanne,a hard working Lady.

Photobucket 

On my homeward journey the train stops at the lovely Cathederel town of Durham.

 

Photobucket

 Photobucket

I changed train at Darlington ( noted for being the very first destination of a passenger train in the World) a station of many wonderful hello’s and many sad goodbyes.

 

Like all stations I guess.

 

 

Photobucket

Photobucket 

Getting close to Middlesbrough now, here we have a fleet of Teeside taxi’s.  🙂

 

Teesside Airport.

 Photobucket

And finaly you will be pleased to hear, if you have made it this far down.

My arrival at my home town. The land of iron.

*MIDDLESBROUGH*

 

It has a pulse.

 

 It had been a long day !

Photobucket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 responses to “Pigeons eggs update. plus !

  1. Both Jen and Myself Are Thinking About You Our Great Friend, Europa Icewolf and Kate Too… I’m Sure That Everyone That Has Come To Know You Are With You In This Fight and Soon You Will Be Back Here With Us, To Add To Your Blogs, Your Wondrously Fine Postings That We All Enjoy So Much Here At WordPress… Be Very Well Soon Sir Kenny2dogs Hutch…
    Andro & Jen XXx (From The Girls)

    Like

  2. thinking of you kenny you can do it big hugs xxjen

    Like

  3. I Wish You very well My Friend… I’m sending you my most positive vibes… All the way from the land of the creaking coffin lid, the haunt of Moi and my bloodstained kerchief… Have a fangtastic Friday Kenneth… A very good posting… Androgoth

    Like

  4. Kate. thank you for your visit. you are always welcome. hope your winter proves not to be so severe.Donnaresume my "normal" life style….lol there was nothing "normal" about my old lifestyle :) lovely to see you here.xxSarah.thank you for your kind words.xx

    Like

  5. Ava."positivity" is the buzz word !!! It is being positive that opens the door to peace of mind. should I crumble at the thought of death. "NEVER" !!!Jen.Thank you for your kind words Jen. Yes the Freemans staff are indeed "brilliant"

    Like

  6. my vampy spirit was in darlington sending good vibes to you kenny im sure that those experts at the freeman will do their very best ive seen them fight for a no hope case and win so your in brilliant care with them xxjen

    Like

  7. Hi Kenneth,After reading your post, I was so impressed by your positive attitude and strength. I truly believe that with your strength you’ll make it, just wish you didn’t have to suffer at all. You write so beautifully and I’m sure it has to be healing in its own way. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers …. ((( H U G S )))

    Like

  8. Healing hugs and thoughts (((xxx)))

    Like

  9. Hi Kenny!I admire your positive attitude and I believe in the power of positive thinking! I hope they get rid of those nasty tumours, so that you can resume your normal lifestyle!What great photo’s England is very beautiful. I love the archetecture, (did I spell that correctly)?Take care, you are in my thoughts!Donna xx

    Like

  10. Coffee With Kate

    Hello Kenny,A most interesting and different approach on updating us all….. As always I wish you improved health.HugsKate xx

    Like

  11. All Timid one did was point out that nice little camera shop in Doncaster town centre!…the one with that, enormous camera lens Suki’s so keen to get hold of… 😉 and she was gone!…faster than you can say “PSP!!” Into the camera shop then off to celebrate in style at the most exclusive night club in town! Nothing at all to do with Timid one’s recommendations! ;)) …Timid one :)

    Like

  12. Cough! Splutter! Choke! Cheeky so ‘n so this “He who runs faster than the wind!” Timid one is completely innocent of all responsibility for the losing of Suki!! …You on the other paw “He who runs faster than the wind!”… Well!!! ;))…

    Like

  13. I think it was Suki who went walkabout, she will be having a ball in some night club. god knows what peter her hubby will say when she gets home. :) If there is any trouble I will just blame "you" for leading her astray :)"He who runs faster than the wind".

    Like

  14. That was very careless of you! Better give Doncaster "Lost and Found Dept" a call then hadn’t you…see if they’ve been handed in yet! ;)Timid one :)

    Like

  15. I think one or two ended up in Doncaster, haven’t heard from them since :)

    Like

  16. Really? How intriguing! I do hope you handed out the Garlic Spray to everyone before we disembarked at Darlington…and that you did an accurate head count before we all…hopefully!…boarded the Middlesborough train :)Take care….Timid one :)

    Like

  17. Fight the good fight Kenny, you appear to have a great team working for you, always in my thoughtsLove Suki x

    Like

  18. Timid one.Pleased you enjoyed the ride :) Yes it would be unfortunate to have lost someone in Darlington. The land of the creaking coffin lid, the haunt of Androgoth and his bloodstained kerchief ! :)

    Like

  19. Susie. Chocolate cake smothered in vanilla sauce ! how can I wait. :) Tiny objects have a habit of becoming large objects. "from little acorns" etc…Exponential growth is rapid. Take care and be good :) xxx

    Like

  20. How thoughtful of you to take us all to Middlesborough with you 😉 It must have been very crowded for you on that train with all of us along for the ride! And how different your part of the world is to mine…And Kenny…I hope you didn’t lose any of us when we changed trains at Darlington? Lol 😉 That would be most unfortunate if you did!! …Timid one :)

    Like

  21. You are much stronger than that which seeks to destroy you Kenny. It is the nature of the beast not to give up without a fight but you have the strength and the spirit to stand successfully against it and triumph. Never stop believing!

    Like

  22. its so unbelievable that such a small thing..25mm….can cause so many probs…….well I`m sure those 2 wonderfull men can get rid of such a tiny object…how can they let it beat them !!!!!………..as for you Kenny….keep smiling and believing and wait for your choccy cake….xxx

    Like

  23. Mei. can’t wait :)

    Like

  24. Gift box is in the post… :-)

    Like

  25. Believe you can do it Kenny! And you will. Mei

    Like

  26. Hi Kenny dont stop beliving, fight back the beast that wants to destroy you. I belive in you.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s