Bob Bryden wrote:
Last Thursday, whilst laid out on the table as the Urologist examined the inside of my bladder with a special camera, I had, under the circumstances, the somewhat less than pleasant experience of seeing this seemingly large, jelly like pink blob in full colour on the monitor beside me -
Oh yes! It's always funny when "they" insert a camera somewhere into you and you lie there watching the screen as it slowly dawns on you that this is the most realistic "reality television" programme you've ever seen, and you're the star!
I won't tell you where they stuck my camera, suffice to say the tattoo at the base of my spine that says "One Way Traffic Only" was completely ignored! (With apologies to anyone currently eating!)
Bob Bryden wrote:
I'd like to be still around when Dad turns 100 in 2016 shortly after I reach 65 & qualify for the pension.
Based on what I've seen with my mate and how far advanced his cancer was when they first found it, I have every confidence you'll still be around! Trust me, I've dated a (female) doctor!
Tell you what, I'll make a deal with you: you fight this blighter as hard as you can and I'll keep telling jokes!
Like; when I was in hospital I'd been heavily sedated for my bone marrow biopsy and was a bit groggy. As I was coming around a young agency nurse had come up to me and given me some news. A wee while later the sister on the ward came and saw me and asked why I looked so down in the dumps. I told her the agency nurse had said that I was being sent home to die.........at which point the sister, bizarrely, burst out laughing!
"No! No! No!" she exclaimed. "That nurse is Australian! What she tried to say was "We're sending you home t'day!" in her thick Sydney accent!"
Keep up the fight, and everytime you start finding yourself thinking about your (temporary) illness, think of something else instead, like walking along the North Shore in Ardrossan and looking out over a flat calm Clyde as the sun slowly sets behind Arran
You'll get through this, or we'll all come out there and beat you up!