ONE HUNDRED AND TWO

A DAUNDER AROUND THE WARD The other day while exercising by walking up and down the ward with my mask on, I was having a read of the staff and public notice boards. There is some really interesting information for NHS Lothian staff and patients alike. The Ward that I am on, Ward 102 atContinue reading “ONE HUNDRED AND TWO”

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”

APPOINTMENTS, APPOINTMENTS, APPOINTMENTS

When it comes to updating this website recently, the best word to describe it is “tardy”.  I am sorry that I haven’t updated this site for a while. I could go into the depths of my ‘bullshit’ reason/s why this hasn’t happened, but so much has been going on recently. I have had a lotContinue reading “APPOINTMENTS, APPOINTMENTS, APPOINTMENTS”

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”

CLUTCHING AT STRAWS, MORE LIKE AN ALARM!

CLUTCHING AN ALARM! My 3rd year anniversary of the surgery that kept me alive was on Sunday 7 October 2018. So in a way, you can say that I could have celebrated my 3rd birthday on that day, but it was just a low profile day. But before that day, I had a couple ofContinue reading “CLUTCHING AT STRAWS, MORE LIKE AN ALARM!”

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”

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.

PAIN CLINIC – DUNFERMLINE QUEEN MARGARET HOSPITAL

What a beautiful morning. I have just arrived @nhsfife  Queen Margaret Hospital in sunny Dunfermline for an appointment with the Pain Team. This morning I see my physiotherapist so I am intrigued to see how this appointment will go as I have given all my background information, pain details, list of medications etc at the last twoContinue reading “PAIN CLINIC – DUNFERMLINE QUEEN MARGARET HOSPITAL”