Blog: Johnie B Goode

    Posted by Johnie B Goode on 3rd April 2009 at 11:00
  1. APR
    03
    2009

    At last!

    Mum got her hospital appointment at last. The biopsy, they said, was not lost. But it had crumbled and could not be properly tested. So, yesterday, she went in for a spinal bone marrow sample to be taken.

    The Doctor apologised for everything taking so long and for all the previous hiccups and said that she would now need to go for further tests and scans on her vital organs, including her brain, to see if it had spread.

    As far as I can tell, its some form of Lymphoma ...
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  2. Posted by Johnie B Goode on 18th March 2009 at 18:58
  3. MAR
    18
    2009

    Back from holiday

    We have just come back from Lanzarote. On the first Monday we were there, my mother was due to go to the Hospital to get the results of her biopsy and hear from the specialist how they planned to treat the growth.

    I was not looking forward to hearing the news but neither could I put off ringing on Monday evening to find out what the news was. But I steeled myself and made the call. Only to be told that when she got there, the Specialist, the one who once considered it was so urgent ...

    Updated 18th March 2009 at 19:01 by Johnie B Goode

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  4. Posted by Johnie B Goode on 27th February 2009 at 11:28
  5. FEB
    27
    2009

    Spring is in the air

    As long as I can remember, I have been tuned into the changes in the seasons. The change in the air in Autumn meant that firework night and my birthday were not far away, Winter brought Christmas and the spring meant going to school without heavy coats and scarves and feeling the promising warmth of sunlight on your face.

    Over the last few years, spring is the season that has held most promise for me and I have been alert to the early signs, keeping watch for the green tips of the ...

    Updated 27th February 2009 at 16:37 by Johnie B Goode

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  6. Posted by Johnie B Goode on 24th February 2009 at 12:12
  7. FEB
    24
    2009

    The First Test Results

    My mother went to see the specialist on Monday to get the results of the biopsy. They told her the growth was on her rib but that they needed to do further tests to see exactly what type it was in order to ascertain the best treatment.

    She is still putting in a brave face and says she is happy with the news because it says, to her, that they are on the case and at least now, they will be looking for ways to treat it. She has also taken some comfort in the news that it is not on ...
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  8. Posted by Johnie B Goode on 17th February 2009 at 09:47
  9. FEB
    17
    2009

    The second installment.

    I just called my mother thinking today was the day for her biopsy but it's not until Thursday. She still sounds pretty much together but I just feel its so unfair to have to face something like this at her time of life. Theresa's parents both died in their late 70s and they both died suddenly without warning or worry - for them anyway.

    Although its good to get this stuff "off my chest", I feel I would be doing the blog world a disservice to indulge myself too much; there ...
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