Medical Updates…


A couple of medical related bits of news. The only reason I’m writing about these in the blog is it means I don’t have to contact friends individually to tell them…

First, while I was at OpenWorld last year my sister-in-law was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A couple of operations and a few months of chemotherapy followed, all of which ended a couple of weeks ago. In the last few days she had a bunch of blood test and a full body scan and it looks like everything is fine now. No signs of cancer, which is great news. So now it’s a 6-monthly checkup for the next 5 years before she’s given the final OK. Fingers crossed.

I’ve been having my own minor medical issue over the last few months regarding my left hand. I just got back from seeing a surgeon today and it looks like I’ll be going under the knife in the next few weeks. The nerve damage I’ve already sustained is permanent and I need the operation to prevent it getting worse. Of course, one of the possible side effects is that they totally bugger up two or three of the fingers on my left hand. It’s not particularly nice being caught between a rock and a hard place.

It looks like I’ll have a scar between 4-6 inches long going across the elbow. I kinda like scars, so it will be fun making up stories about how I got it. At the moment I’m toying with the idea of telling people it was a snowboarding accident, since that sounds cool, but a shark bite is also in the running. It depends how messy the scar looks. I might ask them to make it look a bit Frankenstein’s monster, to add to the drama. πŸ™‚



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

4 thoughts on “Medical Updates…”

  1. Hi sir,

    Not sure why but I am seeing just medical news all around me. My mom is also not feeling well since last year.

    Its just such a great news that your sister is perfectly fine and has got rid of cancer. I hope and pray that her checkups also come out to be okay and she gets a complete rid of this disease.

    Please take care of yours and I hope that your operation goes completely fine. Wish you a very speedy recovery. For the scar, how about saying that its a new kind of tatooing πŸ™‚ ?


  2. Dear Tim,

    Like I told you in person, my best wishes for you and your family! You will see that all will end ok πŸ˜‰

    Do not doubt on contact me if you need anything!


    Francisco Munoz Alvarez

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