Diary 16 to 18 Feb 17
Friday 17th the nurse phones and said that the consultant had met with colleague and they had called for another colonoscopy with a dye to show up any polyps missed the first time round. This is to be next Thursday morning, not a pleasant prospect. I am also to have at some time an MRI on the liver as something small but abnormal may be present. So one colonoscopy booked, two scans yet to be booked then back to OPD for the decision. On the positive side I hear nothing but good things about St Mark's and colon cancer treatment. A friend described it as a world renowned centre of excellence. So I am thankful.
Two more reasons to be thankful. An NHS free at the point of need and diagnosis in 2017, not 1953 when colon cancer killed my grandfather after months of agony - a doctor mean with the morphine.
We visited a house expected on the market soon. A little small for us but with one of the best views in Ealing. High up near Horseden Hill in the north of our borough, the view extended to the North Downs across the Thames. The owners said they had been told the view was worth an extra 10% compared with similar properties not so located and that sounded reasonable.
A week of holiday booking. Sent off for us to go on a week long Luther tour. Germany in November. In 2009 I had a week in Geneva for Calvin's 500th birthday. This time it is honouring the 500th anniversary of the start of the reformation, Luther's 95 theses.