07-May-2011 – Home at last!

07-May-2011 – Home at last!

Hi,

Just a quick post!

FIRSTLY –

Don’t Dare to be unwell after 12:30hrs. on a Friday through till mid day Monday – NHS Wales has gone to a GIG

NHS Wales New Logo
Tangled thinking Inside The Box
NHS Wales has gone to a GIG

FINALLY two Doctors arrived at about 11:45hrs. both looking a bit bewildered – one female wearing headscarf and alien clothing (Afghan?) and a male also Iran, Iraqi or similar.

I was standing when they arrived and they didn’t come into the room merely said my name I confirmed and as I understood it they said you can stay till Monday if you wish or you can go home.

I stated I’d rather go home where I could at least eat, drink and sleep until I saw a competent Consultant on Monday.

My next Consultant meeting is on Monday with Lester at Velindre.

The Doctors left and the ward sister informed me that they had written up a scrip for anti biotics and as soon as they arrived I could go home.

Rachael bless her turned up just before the drugs and finally I got home at about 15:15hrs. – I survived The NHS!!!

I’ve had a large drink of fruit juice (1 pint of orange) and also a 1 pt. yoghurt and fresh fruit smoothie.

I feel a little less dehydrated and demoralised!

Lee is making a gammon steak egg, mashed potatoes and brocolli as I write and I shall be in bed by about 18:00hrs. at a guess.

All that for a course of anti biotics – >CIPROFLUXACIN 500mg. to take 12 hours apart for 7 days<!

I STRESS the total cock up of this visit to the hospital was NOT the fault of the medical staff and the nursing staff did all they possibly could – This is clearly a case of bad management, incompetent deployment of resources and utterly incompetent structuring of the NHS by idiots who have lost sight of the job.

This is NOT a matter of inadequate money but if anything TOO MUCH money in the hands of the management.

I am disgusted to hear that The Government who are at least trying to put right the 13 unlucky years of economic illiteracy and utter incompetence are now going to be sabotaged by the politicising of The NHS once again, by Nick Clegg TRYING to blame his risible results at the polls on NHS Reforms. For heavens sake someone buy him a mirror and then just look at who the Lib.Dims. have on offer!

They make UKIP Wales look competent!

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62
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WHO – ME – CYNICAL!!! I wrote this in August 2008!

WHO – ME – CYNICAL!!! I wrote this in August 2008!

2008 August 25 – I HAVE THE ANSWER for Cancer Research!

2008 August 25 01:13:35 BST Posted By: Greg_L-W. Discussion
Greg_L-W.’s Blog

Hi,
I’ve just put this on the Cancer Research comments section on their web site:
http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org … omment-537

Quote: I HAVE THE ANSWER

May I suggest that if you are worried that you have or may get Kidney Cancer and need to claim on your Health Service:-

Make sure you are on a Government QUANGO the beauty of the job is that the Government doesn’t believe in the Health Service and provides all its senior staff with PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE!
Also the Government doesn’t believe in the Public Pension Service so it gives all its Staff prefferential INFLATION LINKED PENSIONS to compensate for the c*ck up they know they will make in Government.
Also Government staff on QUANGOs are not held accountable for mistakes just put all the data you can find on your provided Lap Top and lose it like the MoD do having lost over 700 to date!

If you want more expenses just loose your CD with all the records on them and claim for a larger sum.
Perhaps you have been away for the last month in Beijing with the other QUANGO members and 650 people funded from the public purse who had NO relevance to performing in the tedious and obscenely costly farce.

Join N.I.C.E. or a P.C.T. where you can be sure of no meaningful work, regular long holidays, inflation linked pensions, early retirement, stress related compensation, staff car schemes and of course PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE as of course you can’t relly on or trust the old NHS which is so badly managed it is obviously broken.

Don’t worry your job will be safe N.I.C.E. alone has a budget of £30,000,000 and if you need a pay rise you can take it out of the drug budget and kill off a few more Cancer Patients – they’re a nuisance anyway they just won’t die quietly they are just selfish – next they will start demonstrating but never mind the Government is on your side on a QHANGO so the State Police will be called in under the terrorism laws we can just murder them – woops sorry Mr. Menenez can we have those 8 bullets back!

Cover your risk – join a QUANGO.

The other beauty of a QUANGO or Government job is you get promoted for lies – look at Blair and his lies about Iraq which used so much of the money we could have used for health. Why do soldiers get health care? They knew the risks they should be like smokers or the obese and denied care!
Mandelson lied so often he is now an EU commissioner WITH PRIVATE HEALTH CARE!
On a £2.4Billion Budget I note incompetency and waste has already run that to £9.3Billion and it is rumoured the Olympics will cost Britain over £18,000,000,000 – Howmany people will the Government have to kill to pay for their tedious sport? Already they CLAIM that due to their incompetence they are going to have to kill Kidney Cancer patients!

Quick join a QUANGO and be safe for life.

Join me at http://www.KidneyCancerResource.com where we can fight this clearly non political issue!
First they came for the Jews but I was not a Jew so I did nothing….’

Regards and Warm Hands,
Greg L-W.

Have YOU commented? There are loads of ideas there!
Regards,
Greg L-W.

Blog Entry: User:Greg L-W./BlogEntry: 2008 August 25 01:13:35 BST

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

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If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
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Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar.

You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help. . YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62

11-Apr-2011 – Bowel Screening!!

11-Apr-2011 – Bowel Screening!!

Hi,

Black Humour to the fore:
I was amused today to receive an intriguing envelope in the post today which when opened contained a self help kit for Bowel Screening.

DIY Bowel Cancer Kits are a regular mailing in Wales & Monmouthshire!

You can find full details of the service at CLICK HERE

I was surprised to find that not only is this folder of, quite literally, bumf (spelt thus as it was an acronym emanating originally from Oxford, as I recall, for ‘Bum Fodder’) entirely bi lingual English and Welsh but the entire back page is dedicated to offering to mail out the entire ‘thingee’ in 15 other languages:
Information leaflets now available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Chinese (Traditional), Gujarati, Hindu, Italian, Japanese, Nepali, Polish, Portugese, Punjabi, Somalian, Turkish and Urdu.

I presume that those speaking Eirean or The Gallic – both languages spoken on these islands by the indiginous peoples do not count – it is however all too understandable that Greeks, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and various other Continental EUropeans are of no significance relative to including SELECTED Indian languages when we leave out so many that are relatively common such as Tamil or the languages of the Philipines and Thai – I was surprised to note Spaniards are excluded also!

This early screening is a great idea as one of the great keys to Cancer survival is early diagnosis and prompt treatment.

It does make me wonder that although I have now had cancer for 13 years this latest TCC (Transient Cell Carcinoma) was obvious during my bladder op in December – just look at the Cancer Diary and consider the dates!

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!

.
If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
.
Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar. You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help. . YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62
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03-Apr-2011 – Tomorrow Is just daunting!

03-Apr-2011 – Tomorrow Is just daunting!

Hi,

I have to be at The Royal Gwent Hospital at 09:00hrs. in the morning – for me that time of day is quite daunting enough!

That means leaving the house for a 1/4mile walk to where my car has to be parked, due to idiotic planning by MBC. So to be sure to be on time I need to leave at about 08:00hrs. so up at about 07:15hrs.

I guess as the treatment ‘beats me about’ I’d better get one of those Blue Badges just in case I plain can’t cope with a walk that far!

Yeah I know that is making a fuss about something all sorts of people do as a natural every day but may I remind them they haven’t had this bastard disease for 13 years! My sleep patterns are crazy!

So find somewhere to park at The Royal Gwent and pick up a form from whoever is on duty on The Urology Unit and set out on the trek to Phlebotomy for them to take at least half an arm full of bloods – before we go any further My Consultant wants to know every detail he can, which is reassuring.

Then for the trek to Nuclear Medicine where I am due at 10:00hrs. to WILLINGLY!!!! be injected with a Radioactive Isatope (as if the Japanese folly isn’t delivering enough already! – Well the probably will soon!).

I then have to find something to do for about 4 hours until I glow from every bone!

Then back to be scanned for a full skeletal scan – I’m told there are no side effects from the drug/injection but I must say if I am to keep away from Pregnant Women and small children (easy as it tends to be a habit on my part!!) I just have this feeling that if it MIGHT harm third parties then it can’t be doing me much good!

Interestingly, as Lee will confirm, I am finding it increasingly difficult to actually DO anything or make decisions – which at a time like this is so very selfish of me but I am increasingly focusing on beating this vile disease. Perhaps it will be a bit more rational after Wednesday when I get the results and we ‘Make a Plan’ for treatments and what that might entail.

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I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!
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. If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
.
Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar.

You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
.
YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way. .

Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 – 62 65 62