INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY – 12 MAY

Nurses care for our loved ones at some of the most difficult times in their lives. Right now, the care and attention that I am receiving from the nurses on Ward 102 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE) really is fantastic. Then when we turn on our TV’s and watch the news and see whatContinue reading “INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY – 12 MAY”

FOUR YEARS

A DATE TO REMEMBER The original idea was to post that this on Monday 7 October 2015, but due to the school holidays and fatigue, this is a date that I will always remember. Exactly four years ago was the day when a team of amazing people carried out surgery on me to save myContinue reading “FOUR YEARS”

PAM – Pain Awareness Month – September

I’m Tired I have been living with chronic pain for roughly 13 years now and I had no idea that September is Pain Awareness Month. I have had surgery on my spine twice and once on my chest that has removed tumours that have been classed as Sarcomas and that July was Sarcoma Awareness Month.Continue reading “PAM – Pain Awareness Month – September”

Just A Wee Update

Thank You Thank you so much to everyone that has recently either viewed this page, or liked it. I hope that you find my insight into living with an extremely rare cancer – Malignant Myopericytoma – and – Severe Chronic Pain interesting. I would also like to thank everyone that has liked this page andContinue reading “Just A Wee Update”

KIRSTY AND TEAM AT THE 2018 EDINBURGH KILTWALK FOR MAGGIES CENTRES

My wife Kirsty, along with a team are taking part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk. They are walking 26miles in 9 weeks time to raise funds and awareness for the amazing charity for cancer patients and their families etc, Maggies Centres. I have personally used some of Maggies services when I have been a patient atContinue reading “KIRSTY AND TEAM AT THE 2018 EDINBURGH KILTWALK FOR MAGGIES CENTRES”

OOT AND ABOOT

“HI KEVIN, HOW ARE YOU TODAY?’ We are all mostly decent people. When I take wee Nathan every morning to his nursery, Treetops Family Nurture Centre in Inverkeithing, we both tend to say “good morning” to people passing us. A high percentage will say good morning etc while others put the head down and totallyContinue reading “OOT AND ABOOT”

LIFE IN SEVERE CHRONIC PAIN – PART 2

LIFE IN CHRONIC PAIN PART 2
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

This looks at when I was first diagnosed with a para-spinal tumour, after being mis-diagnosed for 3 and a half years.

The how my medical care was then passed on to the Western General Hospital Edinburgh.

A LATTE, A BACON ROLL AND A BRAW FRUIT SCONE  

I was at the Fife Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for an appointment earlier today. This was with the Urology Department for the Nurse Led Clinic Non Video Urodynamics KY. Now I have no intention of going into any of the gory details of what went on, let’s just say I was left feeling ‘a bitContinue reading “A LATTE, A BACON ROLL AND A BRAW FRUIT SCONE  “

WAKANDA FOREVER

WAKANDA FOREVER A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION It was Kirsty’s birthday last week and her parents very kindly had wee Nathan at their house so that we could enjoy a rare night out together to celebrate. Kirsty had suggested going over to Edinburgh, catch a movie and then have a drink and something to eat. We wentContinue reading “WAKANDA FOREVER”