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 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’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”
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”
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”
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”
THE NATIONAL Yesterday was a normal Sunday in the O’Neil household. We didn’t have anything planned or any reason to go out, so we let Nathan play with his Nintendo Switch for quite a while. The Nintendo Switch was part of Nathan’s Christmas and he really enjoys playing with it. I enjoy gaming myself, IContinue reading “THE NATIONAL”
BOTOX On Monday 13th August 2018 I got the 09:50 X58 service bus from Inverkeithing to Kirkcaldy. This bus arrived at the Kirkcaldy bus station for around 10:30(ish). My appointment at The Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy was scheduled for 11:30. The buses from the bus station to the Victoria Hospital are quite frequent so I hadContinue reading “BOTOX AND A BRAND NEW LOOK”
“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”