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Still can't run but getting the walking done

As you can see I still can't run at the moment but had my pre-assessment check and MRI on Tuesday and they both went okay the pre-assessment was interesting should have had it at 11 am but had come in early for another meeting with the Consultant at 9:15 but ended up having the pre-assessment at 9 am had weight and height taken and then into the checking ward had my BP taken and then the MRSA swabs into mouth,nose and groin caused some pain in the nose despite the statement it is not painful gave 4 test tubes of blood and managed to get my entry into the ward changed to after 5 pm instead of 2 pm and then went into the day room to wait for my 10 am MRI scan got called by one of the nurses and had to see the consultant who asked if i was okay had I had any symptoms since last time told him no change my wife asked when could I go back to work and was told 4 to 6 weeks but depends really on me asked about having stitches being removed and he said he only puts in dissolving stitches also asked about when I would start the chemo/radiotherapy and was told would only get it if they found anything and was told about the chemical cocktail which costs about £1000 and I will get that at 4 am on the 29th four hours before my operation. So feel a lot more happy about what is going to happen on the 29th and will do two maybe three walks before I go in and will let you know how I got on.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Michael

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It is reassuring when things start happening and you can see some positive action in your treatment.

Best wishes for the rest of your treatment and a healthy and happy New year.

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Same to you have you started yours yet.

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Yes, two weeks into radiotherapy and all going well so far.

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Glad it's all going well, my wife slinky had 38 staples in her head which were pulled out after 10 days, she continues to improve with her recovery, strength has returned to her leg and arm, beforehand she could hardly get up from a chair, now she's about back to normal with that, of course she can't do any running for a while yet, but getting in some walks and building that slowly.

All the best for the 29th..😊

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Glad to see Sue's recovery is going well . As to the Gamma Knife I don't think we have one at Addenbrookes so I think it is done the old way.

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Think the centre's are a bit few and far between, there's a centre at St Bart's and Harley Street London,

But there is state of the art equipment at the hospitals for nuerosurgery, which can distinguish between brain and tumour material..

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Happy Christmas Michael ! :-)

Hope all goes well for the 29th . I would imagine you will be so relieved when its all over .

Sending you love and prayers xxx

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Thanks hope you have a good Christmas aswell.

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Merry Christmas Michael and best wishes for the 29th!

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Thanks

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Crossing my fingers for you, Michael. They can work miracles these days and I’m sure you’ll be out there running soon in 2018. I know at least 4 people who’ve had brain tumours removed or zapped and they’re all doing fine.

Good luck!

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Thank you my wife has said I can probably start running after 4 weeks as long as I take my phone with me.

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😁 maybe...

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I said to her I might try in six weeks but I will probably just walk instead.

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Michael...things are happening and it is looking positive too.. which is fantastic news.

Best wishes and lots of positive vibes being sent to you... davelinks wife, is doing amazingly... and so will you... walking today.. running....maybe not tomorrow,but very soon :)x

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Thanks it is happening quite quickly which is good have a good Christmas yourself if I am awake on the 29th might try and let everyone know how I am.

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That will be brilliant... you just take it.... as ever.. you know what I am going to say..:) Slow and steady... and you will get there.

Have a peaceful and restful Christmas, Michael :)

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Sending you lots of love, best wishes, hugs & thoughts...keep in touch with us all so we know how you are...x

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Thanks have a good Xmas yourself

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Hope all goes well on the 29th and you are back to full health soon. Cally

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Thanks I will be glad once it is done and can get back to normal.

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I missed your previous post - sorry to hear this news but good that they are getting on with things.

Best wishes and hope all goes well.

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Thank you it has been quick for me when you hear about other people having to wait for ops.

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