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Monday, 27 June 2011

I’ve been busy.

As you’ll know I’ve been away for a while. It’s been a busy two weeks fraught with house moving and hospital visiting. The house move went well, though it was a good thing that I brought my tools. What I can’t understand, is why take the curtain poles, but not the brackets that support them?

The Hospital thing was not so much fun. Master FE was admitted last Sunday for removal of his cancerous thyroid. The operation was carried out on Monday morning and we visited that evening when he was out of the recovery room, and back on the surgical ward. What a sorry sight to behold. Our strapping 6’ 1” son, barely awake with oxygen tubes down his nose, a drip in his arm, and drainage tubes from the site of the operation.

Now the good news.

We visited the following afternoon and were amazed to find him propped up in bed, completely lucid, no tubes and only some discomfort. What was even more amazing was to find him in the evening cross legged, surfing the internet on my laptop!

It was a while however, before he could be discharged as his calcium levels defiantly refused to stabilise. (A side effect of thyroid removal). It was thought that he would have to stay in till today. However a phone call from the boy on Saturday morning revealed that they’d  got fed up with him and he was being discharged.

I’ve just phoned him and he’s doing the shopping in Sainsbury’s. Says he’s feeling fine , but hungry.


  1. Excellent news!

    It is very hard when one of your kids are suffering. I went through it with both of my boys when they were born. The memories of them being so small and fragile (oldest weighed 3lbs 1 oz at birth. Second son was a monster at 5lbs 2 ounces) and of those tubes and machines are the stuff of my early nightmares. Both fine now.

    Send your boy my best for a speedy recovery!


  2. Captain Haddock27 June 2011 at 18:04

    Fantastic news FE ..

    I'm as chuffed for you as a chuffed thing, from Chuffed Town .. :) :)

    If the lad's shopping in Sainsbury's .. he's obviously retained the family sense of humour .. ;)

  3. Wot CR & CH said.

    Let's hope the operation has been successful, and you can both look forward to pissing the UKBA off shortly!

  4. Good to hear all is progressing well and good to see you back.
    {Pssst. Over here. Wanna buy some curtain poles?}

  5. Thanks everyone.

    Wow. Bootleg curtain poles.

  6. Great news indeed FE and I'm absolutely delighted to hear of his recovery.

    Also pleased to hear you've re-honed your DIY skills. Isn't it called 'keeping your hand in'? Well done.

  7. Calcium?
    Parathyroids ok?

  8. It's nice to have you back. I hope everything continues to improve for you and your family. It's a pity the miracles of modern medicine cannot be extended to some other unfortunate souls at the moment. Stay well.


  9. Captain Haddock28 June 2011 at 11:41

    'keeping your hand in'?

    Rosie .. I thought that only applied to the late Harry Corbett, when rehearsing with Sooty (Oooh-er, am I allowed to say that these days) ? ;)


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