Saturday, 14 May 2022

More treatment

This coming week I have the excitement of laser treatment on my left eye. Blood vessels have been growing so need zapping to burst them. Unfortunate consequence may be loss of some peripheral vision. All more or less clear on endoscopy and colonoscopy but no answers yet on iron deficiency anaemia. Had an iron infusion to see if that helps.

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

New kit

 After a long wait caused by the shutdown in China my new 3d scanner has arrived. Looking forward to seeing the results.

Sunday, 3 April 2022

Busy month ahead

 Finished radiotherapy on Wednesday, now on fast track referral for suspected upper GI cancer. Nephrology appointment this week. Eye appointment at the end of the month to see how much improvement has occurred since injections last month and decision about further treatment.

Difficult to concentrate on creative work at present. Hope to do image for new Parkinson’s exhibition soon.

Saturday, 26 March 2022

What next?

Completed the course of three injections in my eye and so far have about 60% of vision back in my left eye. Now waiting a month for next appointment with various scans etc. to find out what the next steps might be. Injections cost £800+ each time!

Three more radiotherapy sessions to go next week for completion of prostrate cancer treatment. 

Next is investigation into iron deficiency anaemia and potential internal bleed.

Difficult to envisage what else might go wrong!

Needless to say I have not been making lately but hope to get back to it soon.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

I to eye

Until you have eyesight issues it is possibly impossible to understand just how we rely on clear vision.

Hospital today to begin a course of treatment to try to improve the sight in my left eye after a central optical vein occlusion (blood clot). Today I have an injection into my eye.  Sounds like fun. 

Next week I have the prelims for radiotherapy for prostate cancer.  Getting old can be a challenge!

Tuesday, 11 January 2022