One of the nice things about writing this ‘Blog is that, even on the quietest days, there’s a fair chance that my dad will drop by, so that PooterGeek will get one hit at least. Some of you probably know that he has had radiotherapy this year. Yesterday he was told that he now seems to be clear of the cancer that this was intended to treat. He must take credit for nudging the NHS at first, but they did a good job. And good on you also dad, for putting up with the misery of being a target for ionizing radiation.
22Sep04 — 8
This is *great* news
Yeah, good on you, Mr Geek, senior.
Good news Pooter Dad! 🙂
Terrific! Am so happy for you and your family! 🙂
Glad to hear it.
Since I’ve now become a bit of a celebrity, I’d like to thank the staff at the Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, for their prompt diagnosis and referral and especially to the staff of the Cancer Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, whose patience must have been tested at having to put up with a grumpy old man at 8.30 a.m. for twenty consecutive days.
Thanks also to the Government for its investment in state-of-the-art equipment at the Q.E. to replace the clapped-out machines that the Tories had allowed to fall ito disrepair.
Good Hope Hospital gets a lot of flak in the local papers, its nickname is “no-hope”, but in the four or five times I’ve called on them in times of crisis recently I have had no complaints.
What a small world, and congratulations.
“Thanks also to the Government for its investment in state-of-the-art equipment at the Q.E. to replace the clapped-out machines that the Tories had allowed to fall ito disrepair.”
According to my mum, when my dad’s heart last made one of its futile attempts to kill him, he spent much of the ambulance journey to Good Hope complaining about the “bloody Tories” with the paramedics. I hope he continues to have reason to tell the Grim Reaper to piss off and let him do the Guardian crossword after he’s seen Thatcher lowered into the ground.
And the old bugger still has more and blacker hair on his head than I have.