Drew of West Penwith and Beyond

A meeting place for researchers of the Drew family of West Penwith and Redruth areas, and their associated families. If you have come across this site during searches for Drew family history, and you feel you might be connected, please contact one of the members to have your name added to the members list.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Another Contact from Wales

Overnight, a contact from Joe who is descended from Grace Harris DREW (daughter of George Bosisto DREW and Grace HARRIS).

So, sifting through the tree, it seems that quite a few DREW and associated/descended families ended up in Wales over the years.

On the health front, I am feeling quite improved after the first round of treatment, though I find that I tire very easily if I exert myself in any way. My treating doctor is most pleased with my progress and my response to the chemotherapy. He told me that I am the only patient on his books with this particular Lymphoma - I reckon that is a positive for me, as it is an incentive for him to enhance his reputation by making sure I attain a sustained remission.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A Warning, and News

This morning, I received an e-mail purporting to come from Thelma. However, I think it is a scam of some kind. Is Thelma really stuck in London with a lost wallet and in urgent need of 800 quid? It is possible that someone has gained access to Thelma's email address list and is trying to profit from it.

Now for some grisly news. I don't know how much longer I will be able to keep up with my researches and the Blogs. I have been off colour for some time, and finally got to see a physician because I wasn't satisfied with the answers I was getting from my GP. Turns out I am suffering from Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. Today, I have an appointment to be told the final diagnosis and prognosis and to plan chemotherapy treatment. I will let you know how things go.

Later in the day:
Friday 11th - insert Port-a-cath. That went well.

Monday 14th - admit to hospital for first doses of CHOP-14 chemotherapy. Need to be monitored because we already know that Prednisolone precipitates painful attacks of gout.

Saturday 26th - almost a fortnight since my first chemotherapy, and all went well apart from being turned into a temporary diabetic by the Prednisolone. The outward signs of the disease have eased considerably. I have my next round of chemotherapy on Monday afternoon, locally, at a small cancer day hospital not far from my house.