Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Working his way through it.

I am beginning to suspect that Mike has a secret. I think he has a medical procedure encyclopaedia hidden under his bed and is doing his utmost to work his way through it. Today he must have opened the page on 'L' as he is due to have a lumbar puncture tomorrow (ouch says I). Not satisfied with two MRI scans, a barium swallow test and a chest x-ray, that's four tests in six days people, he wants to make it five in seven. That doesn't include all the blood tests of course, well they don't really count when you've got mm do they! (It is weeks like this that make you realise how lucky we are to have the NHS and not find ourselves with a pile of bills!)

Mike is pretty much the same as yesterday. Still dribbles, still cannot talk clearly, still cannot swallow or open his eyes properly and he still cannot puff out his cheeks. He has begged them to let him out for a bit, but the doctor said they couldn't in case he twisted his neck strangely and paralysed himself.


  1. Lorna,
    I've been checking each day to see if they have a diagnosis yet. I know you are frustrated but at least they are running tests. Prayers are still beings said. Please try and rest and give Micky gentle hugs. Rebecca Weber

  2. So by tomorrow he will have reached "M" and will have had his complete MoT? And you have written up his Full Service History too! Can you tell my mind is on cars at the moment?!

  3. Well I am saying prayers for good results and I know this is hard to wait through... just wanted to let you know there are peeps out here who are waiting with you....

  4. Just read yourcomments after another very long lonely night without lorna,and I'm reaallyy made up that you all care so much.
    My lumbar thingy is after lunch todayand i'm reallylooking forwards to it(not)LOL.
    TA peoples xxxx.