Horty's Blog

  • Another week, another Ward...

    Here we go again. It's morning and it's a new ward, new nurses, new patients. I have a bed by the window. There is just one TV in the room, which will certainly lead me to not giving the ward five stars on Trip Advisor. I phone my wife and as...
    • 23 Feb 2021
  • 38 Point Something,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    So the Radiotherapy continues. Everyday, I wake up, leap out of bed and wonder what delights the day has in store for me...Oh yeh, it's Radiotherapy day. I've had 14 sessions so far. I've noticed that I've got a mouth ulcers and my neck is start...
    • 12 Feb 2021
  • Boredom then it's Radio Gaga.

    The period between discharge from hospital and Radiotherapy, has been taken up with regular appointments but not a lot else. I've given up watching the BBC news, as it is too negative to be of any use and it has become a bee in my bonnet.....I can th...
    • 7 Feb 2021
  • More of the same.......

    Well, it's the day off my fitting. The last time I had a fitting I was 18, getting a suit from Burtons, for my first job at a Bank since leaving school. I'm more nervous this time though, but I try to reassure myself that at least I'm...
    • 6 Feb 2021
  • Radiotherapy....The induction

    Before I start this section, can I apologise if there are any spelling mistakes. The Spell Checker is dreadful, it must have been bought from Aldi's Middle Section. When I was first told I needed Radiotherapy, it filled me with dread. Did I have...
    • 5 Feb 2021
  • Radiotherapy. How hard can it be?

    Before I start this section, can I apologise if there are any spelling mistakes. The Spell Checker is dreadful, it must have been bought from Aldi's Middle Section. When I was first told I needed Radiotherapy, it filled me with dread. Did I have to l...
    • 5 Feb 2021
  • I'm home... Now the hard work starts.

    I'm home. The last 5 weeks have been a dream. It wasn't me, I haven't got the courage to have an operation. My Black Lab, Rossi ....(he's named after Francis Rossi from Status Quo. Apparently there is some motorcyclist with the same name) leaps at me...
    • 4 Feb 2021
  • ....Definitely home time....

    It's my discharge day. I didn't sleep. I never could. I've tried 1 pillow, 2 pillows, 5 pillows, all to no avail. What's the point of those blankets? You may as well just wrap them round your legs before going to bed. But the thing that has had me wo...
    • 3 Feb 2021
  • Horty's coming home

    ...Just a bit more about my last week on the ward. I'd completely forgotten about the important bits. I'm going to have my Trachy Tube taken out. I've never wanted to look at it. The idea of having a whole in my throat, never appealed to me. The doc ...
    • 2 Feb 2021
  • Here goes. May 2020 and the sun is shining.

    I suppose I better say a little bit about me. Back in 2020, I was 59, so I will keep it at that. My age increased to the tune of 1 in December, but, I'm not really keen on that number. I was also Male, and continue to be so.. I'm taking my Black Labr...
    • 28 Jan 2021