THANK YOU WARD 112 AND WARD 102

BACK IN THE RIE

On Monday 1st March 21, I was admitted to Ward 102, the Cardio/thoracic ward at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE).

I was in the RIE on this day for the pre-op work that I was needing for the surgery I was having the following day. The surgery that I had on Tuesday 2nd March was to remove the chest plate on the right hand side of my body. This chest plate was part of the chest rebuild I had after my right hand side of my rib cage was removed along with a massive tumour during life-threatening/life-saving surgery in October 2015.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas everyone to you and your family. I hope that where ever you are and whatever your circumstances are, that you all have a good day when it’s here. Due to the terrible year that 2020 turned out for all of us, so much has been made of what we can do, who weContinue reading “MERRY CHRISTMAS”

“IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING FROM A HARRY POTTER MOVIE!”

“I’M SO SORRY, WHAT DID YOU SAY IT WAS CALLED AGAIN During the time I was recently in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE), I had built up a good relationship with all the staff on Ward 102. There was some staff that I got on a lot better with than others, but these thingsContinue reading ““IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING FROM A HARRY POTTER MOVIE!””

THE NEW REGIME

IT’S JUST NOT THE SAME There has been a few times this week that certainly have had its moments here on Ward 102 at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh (RIE). It really has been a hard week, especially as I thought that I would have been back home with Kirsty and Nathan. Every time that IContinue reading “THE NEW REGIME”

ALL ABOARD

I recorded a programme last night (Friday 8 November 19) that was on 5 HD – New World’ Most Scenic Railway Journeys, I must admit it’s not the type of programme I would usually watch. It caught my eye when reading the description for it. I noticed that it was about the TranzAlpine Express onContinue reading “ALL ABOARD”

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”

SARCOMA UK ARTICLE ON PROG IN THE PARK

It must have been not long after 03.15 on Saturday morning when we all got back from Edinburgh Airport after a great family holiday in Lara Beach Antalya Turkey  🇹🇷  Once we got home, it was a matter of putting Nathan to bed and then checking the mail that had been delivered over the timeContinue reading “SARCOMA UK ARTICLE ON PROG IN THE PARK”

FINDING MY WAY

HELLO, IT’S BEEN A WHILE There’s been a steady flow of friends etc getting in touch over the last few weeks asking me if I am ok, how are you – that type of thing. When I have said that “I’m fine, thanks for asking” and then when I’ve asked them, “is there something wrongContinue reading “FINDING MY WAY”

WORLD CANCER DAY – MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2019

Photo: Me and Janice Malone from MacMillan Cancer Care on Friday 1 February 2019 at Louie Brown’s Dalgety Bay Fife. WORLD CANCER DAY – MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2019 Monday 4 February is World Cancer Day, a global effort to raise awareness of all types of cancer and to encourage prevention, detection, and treatment. Taking place under the tagline ‘We can.Continue reading “WORLD CANCER DAY – MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2019”