Friday, December 8, 2017

Visit To The Neuro Surgeon

My lovely niece Kimberley came with me to London to see the neurosurgeon.

It was a easy trip Virgin train to Euston, then a tube to Hammersmith, after that a short stroll to Charing Cross Hospital.

He checked out the head scans that I brought over from Spain then informed me that I had three brain tumours!  He also informed me that he was certain that they are secondary tumours and that I have cancer somewhere else in my body and it has spread to my brain!

He will cut out the large tumour and use Gamma knife surgery for the other two, he is very optimistic about the brain surgery and wants to get it done before Christmas.  The problem of course is where is the primary cancer, Im booked in for a full body scan early Monday Morning.

My gut feeling is that it will be lung cancer, I have had a rotten cough that wont ease up for the last 6 weeks or so. I will find that out on Wednesday or Thursday.

So its going to be a long journey with an unknown outcome, If I get 2-3 years I will be very happy.

So after the meeting we headed off to Covent Garden to check out the market and lights etc.

We made our way back to Euston via Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.

It was a lovely evening after a pretty crappy day, we had a few drink and went to a lovely restaurant.

We finally get home about 22.30.


  1. Oh Bugger and thrice Bugger... not really sure what else I can say Paul other than keep your pecker up mate :)

  2. We are so sorry to read your news Paul. Our thoughts are with you.
    Robin and Jenny, Romany Rambler

  3. Oh bugger, that’s a nasty Christmas present. Our thought are with you Paul.
    Olof & Jane

  4. Oh bugger, that’s a nasty Christmas present. Our thought are with you Paul.
    Olof & Jane

  5. So glad that you went to Charing Cross as the neuro team there are fabulous so you are definitely in good hands. Sending lots of love from both of us.

  6. Only just caught up with your news, what can one say, best of luck Paul.

  7. Thinking of you, Paul - it's a bit of a tough journey ahead, and not one you'll have much control over, except in the treatment options that are available for you to choose from. So it's one step at a time from here.
    I hope the surgery goes well, and that the primary cancer can be eradicated as well. My fingers and toes are crossed!
    It is great that you have such loving family support, and the support of good friends. They will see you through this.
    Virtual hugs from NZ,