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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

He's bored.

My Son, that is.

A few years ago he was diagnosed as having cancer of the thyroid. As they do, they promptly cut it out and after a course or two of radiotherapy he was deemed to be fit to rejoin the real world outside the NHS.

The problem with not having a thyroid is that your body is no longer able to absorb calcium. That means the boy had to take pills to adjust for that. Although these work, he has always had poor levels of calcium, usually about 0.7 (Somethings), whereas the recommended level is usually about 1.5.

Anyhoo. he spent last week in Scotland travelling and seeing the sites. However he began to feel somewhat ill and suffered from headaches at the end. A trip to his GP was in order.

The doc measured my son's calcium level and promptly told him to get his arse in gear and get himself down to the local A & E. The readings for the calcium level were 3.5 (somethings).

He's now on a saline drip, awaiting a myriad of tests.



  1. Didn't expect that. I look forward to reading your blog, I didn't expect real life to interfere. My best wishes to you all.

  2. You poor sod. Thoughts are with you and him.

  3. Ye gods the rain does fall sometimes doesn't it? Best wishes for your son and you. Not in the same league but number 3 son (the youngest) was carted into hospital in his first term at uni last year for an emergency operation. And when it's 4 hours from home depending upon traffic, its hard work.


    1. His calcium levels have fallen to a relatively safe level and he's been discharged. There needs to be a simple test for his calcium levels that he can use on a regular basis.


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