Tag Archives: Vannes

Blowing Up My Balloon

Okay, let’s get the fun part of the news out of the way first. Last night my chest drain tube was clamped at 20.00h to see whether I can function okay without it, prior to a good x-ray and then … Continue reading

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Like Piccadilly Circus Here, Mate!

I’m out and done and the middle lobe of my right lung is gone. I bandied about that the operation was the full thoracotomy, based on the amount of time taken and the size and shape of the upper scar … Continue reading

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Pre-Admitting to Two Pricks

1st- 2nd June Yesterday was the chat with the anaesthetist, where he outlined what was to happen and to take some medical history. He went over the process of the surgery again, the thoroscopy with three points of entry, one … Continue reading

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Surgery To Come – The Serious Shit

Yesterday we had the consultation with Dr B, (a completely different Dr B to the previous Dr B) the surgeon, to talk about how we go from here. This was an early morning trip down to Vannes and the Clinique … Continue reading

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Every Breath You Take

23rd May A brilliant summery morning, the sun streaming through the windscreen and highlighting all the dirt, dust and bugs as I drive to Pontivy for my lung function testing. Must think long and hard about cleaning the car before … Continue reading

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The Glow Of The Radioactive Brian

22nd May 2017 Today is the day of the TEP scan as the French call it, PET scan to you and me. What? Oh, okay. It stands for Positron Emission Tomography. My appointment is in the main hospital in Vannes, … Continue reading

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Breathe In, Tell Me Where It Hurts

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 When I posted my piece on the bronchoscopy on Wednesday, Phylly read it and immediately asked why I had dived into that event, instead of detailing how we had got to this point in the first … Continue reading

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