Off to Dunedin

15 May

On Friday I had a call from Dr Lau, the Teaching Radiologist at Otago Medical School, and its all systems go.

I will be flying down (alone) to Dunedin on Monday evening to meet with him and their Oncologist on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon I will be admitted to Day Stay Surgery for an angiograph, a nuclear scan to ensure there is no possibility of lung shunting, and for Dr Lau to do an anatomy of the arteries. This is similar to procedures when I had the SIRTs insertions under the trial in December 2008.

I will fly home on Wednesday, (in time for a surgical outpatient’s appointment with Adrian Secker about my stoma). Assuming the investigation of my lung and liver is straight-forward next Tuesday, Bronwen and I will return to Dunedin to have the Radioactive spheres inserted on May 27 or 28. We will probably remain in Dunedin for about a week while I am highly radioactive.


Posted by on 15 May, 2010 in Medical, Personal


2 Responses to Off to Dunedin

  1. Gill & Phil

    16 May, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Hi guys
    Wonderful for you to have some encouraging news and so far minimal side effects from this round of chemo Doug.
    We trust the time down in Dunedin is as positive too.
    Thinking of you both

  2. Lincoln & Sarah

    17 May, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Just read your email. Praise God! We’re praying that this treatment is successful. We miss you both and hope we see you on your next trip across the ditch.
    Please give Bronwen our love.
    Lincoln & Sarah


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