True to Dr Watsons word, a day after my appointment with him and his team I received an appointment to have an Ultra sound on my testis that week and an appointment with the Urology consultant the following week. The NHS once again performing in a time of need. I arrived at Doncaster hospital (DRI) … Continue reading Week 4, Urology team & telling friends.
Ok, so my last blog finished with the line....Next stop, Sheffield Cancer hospital....however I thought a trip Robin (my wife) and I made to Chatsworth House the weekend before was an important part of this journey so here's a bit of context. Apart from being one of the grandest stately homes in the UK and … Continue reading Taking time out…Trip to Chatsworth.
February. Some may describe it as a dull, dark and uneventful month. Me on the other hand has always loved February, why? It's my birthday month and I love birthdays!! February 2018 though, was no normal birthday month. My birthday fell on a Monday (12th February) and as luck would have it, so did my … Continue reading Week 5 & 6, My 34th Birthday, & Western Park
Friendships come in all different forms. We all have our close friends, friends we see once in a blue moon, friends who live far away but talk to regularly, 'Facebook' friends and of course long lost friends. Little did I know a friendship I'd made through my school years was about to help me out … Continue reading Some much needed last minute advice…
You may have seen in my last blog entry "20th February, Getting to Western Park" a picture of me stood outside the entrance doors of the hospital. The idea of this was to help keep a visual timeline of the journey to help both me, my wife and family when we needed to remind ourselves … Continue reading 20th February, Settling in & treatment starts.
It was the evening of Saturday 24th February. My first 'cycle' of BEP treatment complete, it was now time to go home. Physically and emotionally weakened I got the approval from the nurse that I could be discharged. After some last 'reminders' and a checklist of what to look out for whilst out of hospital, … Continue reading Returning Home after treatment.
Waking up on that Sunday morning (the morning after the night before!) still feels very surreal. Being home was one thing but the after effects both physical and mentally were profound. As I woke up I could feel the weakness in my body, trying to lift myself to get out of bed felt like a … Continue reading An emotional week at home after the first lot of treatment…