While visiting Hobart last week we had lunch with an old friend who is a Neuro-surgeon in the public and private hospitals. He was amazed to see how well I was looking and suggested he arrange an appointment for me with the local oncologist. He hoped there might be a treatment available in Australia I could undertake.
The Oncologist adjusted her appointment diary to fit me in the very next day. She was extremely helpful and interestingly knew our son Simeon who used to be a youth leader at St Johns Presbyterian Church that she attended. Unfortunately there was nothing she could add to what I already knew. She is on the Royal Hobart Hospital Ethics Committee and phoned the secretary to see if there might be any trials in the pipeline for approval. The Sirflox trial I was admitted to in Auckland in December 2008 has only just been authorised to accept candidates in Hobart!