Some days are diamonds

I just got back from LUMC where I got the results of my 4 month scan. Scan-totally clear Blood test “about as low as you can get” Time to get on with my life 🙂      

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We’ve found a small…

The words I dread hearing, “we’ve found a small lesion in your lung” I’d just had a scan that involved loading me with radioactive sugar after which I had to lie absolutely still, no twitching of fingers and toes! until it had been processed by my body. Apparently any muscle movement would use up the […]

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Some days are better than others

I’m currently comparing the BMD MP and the C200 in detail, they’re very different cameras in lots of way and they both produce great images. I’ll be posting a detailed review of them on CML in a month or so. They are very similar on paper but in real life just so different. I had […]

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Not so different from an OB crew!

Get in, get the pictures and the job done and get out leaving a bit of a mess behind! Not too bad, 7 holes this time but in a few months there’ll be barely a trace. 2 of the scars from the last Laparoscopy are visible in that shot, I know where to look, and […]

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Metastasized the return

A great title for a horror movie, unfortunately it’s reality. My latest ultrasound, MRI & CT scans show a tumour in my liver. On hearing this I looked up the 5 year survival rates for liver cancer and found that it’s 7%, not good news. However, even though the tumour is in my liver it’s […]

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Camera Test updates and reflections on the difference between the Netherlands and the UK

I’ve had to pause on the camera evaluations, well, the uploading of them, not the assessment of them. I just wonder how many people will look at them in full res or even download the files to be able to judge them properly. It’s interesting the way some cameras change colour from under to over […]

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Last Cancer Post

From now on this blog is back to cinematography! I saw my surgeon this morning, exactly 14 days since the operation. He showed me the Path results and they were “interesting”, he removed a section with 22 Polyps, 3 of which were malignant. The bad ones were down to the end of the rectum. The […]

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Day 6

It’s six days now since my tumours were removed and my arse sealed forever. This morning the IV and the catheter were removed and a few minutes ago I. Rolled over and got to my feet. Hanging on to my physical nurse I managed to turn around, sit on a chair for a few minutes, […]

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Scared

There’s no other way to put it. I go into hospital for surgery tomorrow morning. They will remove and seal up my rectum and then add a new outlet, a stoma, on my front and I’ll use a bag from now on. The Colostomy bag and Stoma don’t scare me, it’s the surgery. Keyhole so […]

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Bah-Dong–dong-dong-dong-dong-dong

Trying to get the riff from Careful with that Axe Eugene.. Had THE MEETING with my Oncologist yesterday, the Chemo/Radiotherapy has caused the tumours to shrink and they’ll give me another MRI in 4 weeks because they think they’ll continue shrinking. Sounds like good news, well no not really, they have shrunk enough that it […]

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