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CT scan result

My fourth CT scan resulted in some good news. It revealed that the pancreatic tumours had not grown in size and had not spread any further. My last blood test showed that the pancreatic cancer biomarker (CA19-9) had reduced even further and was now down to 2030. Dr S....

Our disconnected health system

A few days after my visit to Waitakere hospital’s emergency department, I received a letter advising me of an appointment at 8.30am on Wednesday 18 May at Waitakere hospital. Thinking this was a prompt follow-up to my ED visit I turned up and after a few minutes I...

Another hospital adventure

For the past 50 years I have had a sebaceous cyst on the back of my neck that has continued to increase in size, particularly over recent years, but has never caused me any problems. However, it became inflamed after the last lot of chemotherapy and I mentioned this...

Life after PEXG

Nearly four weeks after my 10th chemotherapy session and I am feeling so much better. My mouth ulcers have healed and my whole gastrointestinal tract has lost its hostility and painfully prickly feel. My appetite has returned, although I have to regain the sense of...