Thursday, 5 September 2013

Ticking away ... Day 1044 ~ a short update ...

The good news is that I'm going for a CT scan, blood tests and an ECG on Tuesday of next week with a whole body bone scan the following day.

If I get through the screening then I could well be starting the clinical trial a week on Tuesday.

The bad news is that I have been suffering quite a lot of pain in my back, groin and left thigh/knee. So bad in fact that I was put on Codeine painkillers for a week or so but when they weren't working I was given Tramadol, starting yesterday. Whilst the Tramadol helps I still have some pain. The two scans will no doubt tell us more !

I must have been feeling poorly because I haven't been online for a few days. I just wasn't interested. I haven't been out for a walk either. I can just about walk to the car and a little bit further and that is it.

I'm in pain as I type this so if you'll excuse me I'm heading downstairs to put my feet up.

As regards some of my other problems ~ the rash ... the 'swelling' ... these are much better than they were.

Stay well !


  1. Rest up, Charlie - and the very best of good luck wishes go with you for the test results and the clinical trial. I do so hope that as you go along with the new painkillers, the level of pain subsides. If you can keep that pain at a low level, the rest follows along. :D

  2. My Goodness I sure hope those tests come back as good news. And I am so sorry for all the pain your going through.

    Take Care Charlie... Your The Best...

  3. Good luck with the scans and tests, Charlie. I hope you get put on the clinical trial.

    Sorry to hear about the pain you've been going through this past week or two. I know it must be bad if you've moved up to Tramadol. I can sympathise with the back pain, particularly, as I put my back out last weekend and have been in a lot of pain with it.

    At least some of those other problems are easing. Take it easy and rest up.

  4. All my very best wishes, Charlie. As you know I didn't discover your blog until a couple of months or so back, and really enjoy it and the photos.

  5. I was worried about you when you didn't write a blog for a few days. I wish that you felt better ... and I hope that everything goes as well as it possibly can for you. I do wish that you didn't have pain.

  6. I've been worried about you,not seeing anything on your page for a few days,I hope the Tramadol is helping. My mom took it and it seemed to help,but tell them you want a Fentanyl patch if it gets really bad,or even oxycodone. Love you Charlie.

  7. Thank you for all your comments and support ~ they are very much appreciated. I hope to update my blog and this will explain the current situation. Once again though, thank you.

  8. I am popping in to catch on week`s of blogs. Just passing by.