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.

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.


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