Saturday, 1 October 2011

Back in Hospital

After all that good news last week poor old Jaz ended up back in hospital.

After suffering a terrible headache along with other side effects I took her into hospital on Sunday and she was operated again on Tuesday. A build up of brain water or cerebrospinal fluid was causing terrible pressure in her head (Hydrocephalus).

I want to thank our friends Lisa and Paul who stepped up and looked after the kids while I visited Jaz. Her operation went well and I was able to bring her home yesterday. Our Oncology Nurse who has become my hero this year has said it will take at least 4 weeks for the fluid levels to reduce back to a comfortable level.

Jaz seems a little beaten since the operation, it is very hard to stay optimistic and positive when things like this keep happening. Bloody tumours I curse the day (my birthday last year) our GP rang and broke the news.

In 2 months time Jaz will have another MRI. Its pretty key in the grand scheme of things, will the tumour be smaller (result of Radiotherapy), the discolouration on her cerebellum I hope will be confirmed as a consequence of radiotherapy and will the new drain created by this weeks operation be functioning as it should be. I hope that someone out there gives us a break and lets us have the Christmas that we deserve.

Crikey I've been a bit grim and I apologise. Ward 83 "Neurology Ward" is a tough place to visit and certainly puts life in perspective! Apart from Jaz we are all pretty healthy and have more than we really need. Things could be a lot worst.

Thats it from me its time to watch the English take on the Scots in a Northern hemisphere slug out. If we are lucky one of them might even score a try!!!

Well done Tonga

Go the Warriors!!! and thanks GB for the postcard :)



  1. Another hurdle climbed and challenge faced in a year you could have all done without, specially Jaz.
    Hopefully the good news will continue :)

    Cant believe Phoebe is about to turn THREE! Just been talking about it while we watched Tonga put the French in place over dinner in New Brighton!
    Seems not ime since she was born and so much has happened.
    Love and hugs - xx

  2. Hopefully this was only a temporary setback. You know, Mark, trying to find words which convey adequately what so many of us feel for you and Jaz is difficult. Please know that positive thoughts are constantly in my mind for you both.

    As I write this it's Scotland 12 England 3. That's more than the magic 7 the blues need to go through. The way England are playing Scotland's chances look good.

  3. Hi Mark We are thinking and praying for you and Jasmine down here. Give her our love.

    Brian J

  4. So sorry to hear another operation was necessary; glad to hear it went well. Can only hope and pray it will get better and that you'll be able to keep your spirits up and deal with one day at a time.