Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Having got to this stage I thought it was about time I started a blog to show previous and upcoming events.
So here we go !!!
I hope you find it interesting and informative.

For those of you who know me, you will be aware that it all kicked off last year (2011) around May time.

I noticed a small lump on my right calf muscle, didn't take to much notice of it at first, just thought it was a tight muscle. However it didn't go away and got slightly larger.  At this point I went to see my local Physio Tim Humphries for advice. Not something he had come across before and he recommened that I get an Ultrasound Scan on the area.. I arranged a scan at the Oaks Private Hospital in Colchester, this was carried out on the 30th June 2011. 

After the Scan the Doctor rang my GP and arranged an appointment for the following morning. It was during this appointment that I was told I had a Tumour in my leg. I came home pretty shell shocked. That has to be one of  the worse things ever to hear. This was followed up by a phone call later that morning to say that an appointment had been made for me to see a specialist surgeon at the Royal National Orthopeadic Hospital in London on the Monday18th July.

At this meeting with Consultant Surgeon Mr John Skinner, an MRI scan was arranged for the Friday 22nd July.  This was followed up by a CT scan and Biopsy at RNOH Stanmore. The Biopsy showed a High Grade Spindle cell Tumour called a Sarcoma.

At the follow up meeting with the Surgeon it was decided that the best approach would be to have 5 weeks of Radiotheraphy to sterilise the tumour before surgical removal. The Radiotheraphy was carried out at University College Hospital London (UCLH)

More to follow tomorrow !!


  1. Hi! Check your spelling old boy!
    What did the radiotherapy feel like? does it burn?
    awaiting more info

  2. Spilling never was my best pint !!

    Radiotherapy is painless, some time after (weeks)my skin became reddened and hardened. a bit like it had been cooked, but no pain !!

    The radiation dose I had was 50 grays (Gy)in 25 fractions of 2 Gy