Another MRI

So yesterday I had to have another MRI.    The doctor was worried about the swelling of my knees and me losing the ability to lift myself up and walk properly.   

My right affected side of the brain as u look at me

Charlie.. the biggest tumour (old scan)

The MRI showed that all is in order, ie no more brain tumours.   Unfortunately Charlie as I first called the big and only tumour I thought I had is sat right in the place where movement of arms legs etc is controlled and he is not a happy tumour.  He is whats making me weak so a new zapping plan has had to be made which should be ready tomorrow.  They will go a little easier on him so he will perhaps go a little easier on me.    The rest of the tumours are just sat there being zapped as normal.

So I resume zapping on Monday so get the weekend off.   Let me see.. clubbing? wishful thinking.  Perhaps a quiet meal somewhere quiet and an early night.:)

We went out today again into town.  It’s extremely cold though as temperatures have dropped and it started trying to snow just as we got on the bus back.    We did manage to get some food in a tiny corner chinese place.  Not a restaurant more like a stop eat kfc kinda place.   So amazingly cheap here to eat.  Thank god.    Then off to the local supermarket for some lush fresh salads in a bag and sushi and fresh fruit.   In between chocolate mouse and er chocolate.. hahaha

I’m gonna need an extra seat on that plane for my giant ass.. mind you cortisone reduction, means hunger reduction, means less food, less chocolate smaller ass.. hope for me yet.

A x

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rod
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 18:48:21

    Good to see your spirits are still sky high Alethea xx


  2. elaine and mick argaka
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 19:01:22

    Me and Dawn just read your blog… everyone here routing for you..we going down the Flyagain (pub) to raise some more pennies..lots of love..xxxx


  3. Lesley & kev
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 19:05:16

    Alethea keep fighting, keep up the good work and give Charlie the sack he is no longer required! Never tried sushi but you are tempting us!!, Big Giant hugs to you both!! xx


  4. Chris
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 20:09:35

    Nearly there Althea your doing really well, home soon back with the family. Take care Sis keep kicking ass see you in a few weeks xxx


  5. Brian & Mandy Bolton UK
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 21:02:02

    We’re all thinking of you back here in Blighty xxx


  6. stella
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 09:14:08

    Hi Luv,

    Just found out, I know! Where have I been. My thoughts and love are with you. Be strong and positive – your amazing girl.

    Stella & Budge xxx


  7. Zhanna P. Rader
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 10:39:44

    Death to Charlie! Love to Alethea. 🙂



  8. jessica cowley
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 16:10:07

    Darling Alethea, i think of you every day, you are an inspiration to us all. I cant believe we have known each other for 28 years, thank you Grandma & Mesoyi. You know wot Leith, i remember us digging through the shed and listen to the beatles on vinyl and learning all the words….gradually we progressed to neneh cherry remember? We did so many fun things and when apart sent so many letters & in between it all we were cheeky teenagers on bikes….your happy & positive attitude to life has been relentless. Even during hard times through out life, i have never known u to take pity on yourself, you get up grin & sing…sing beautifully. Whenever u have been knocked down through life, u have picked yourself up & marched on. You are a truly amazing woman & in facing probably the most difficult battle any individual could be confronted with your determination doesnt waver. My hunny Alethea, in your moments of darkness, which you undoubtedly have, believe in yourself, your inner power & your future which will be filled with family, love, joy & of course your overflowing sense of humour & many songs to be sang. I love you dearly, i really do. All my love and prayers go out to you dear dear friend of mine x x x x x x x


  9. Bro.T
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 10:26:53

    Hi Alethea. Evertime i see your scan i think of Stavros from the Daleks it does mike me smile because he was defeated by the Doc as well.
    Keep the faith
    Bro.T. xxxx


  10. Laurie Black
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 01:30:01

    Hi from San Diego, California where the Melanoma Road Trip from Austrailia has been for about 24 hours. I am the wife of a Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma patient for 23 months. Brain, lung, liver, adreneal and hip in March 2009. radio static surgery, trips to the NIH and now Ipi. We also keep a Blog at and then go to boblawrencesjourney. Feel free to email me with other treatments and I will do the same. We all have to work together to make sure patients get the treatments they need to get CURED!
    Laurie Black


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