Hospital update

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Mon Feb 9 22:23:16 GMT 2009

2009/2/9 Julian Field <MailScanner at>:
> Folks,
> To keep you updated with the latest...
> Last Thursday I had an endoscopy done by the boss of the Hepatology Dept at
> our hospital, she wanted to make sure she saw the state for herself rather
> than reading someone else's report, which was kind of her.
> The endoscopy showed that there is probably sufficient blood-flow and low
> enough pressure that I am unlikely to bleed severely in the near future, and
> so the decision has been taken to take me off the liver transplant list. In
> 6 months time, she will do another endoscopy and review the situation again.
> But, to be honest, it is unlikely I will be put back on the list again.
> This is good, in that I don't need a very major operation, but it also means
> that a bunch of other things won't get fixed at the same time. So it's good,
> but not *all* good.
> So I have unpacked my hospital bag. 17 months preparing myself for it, and
> just 10 minutes to unpack my bag and put it all away again. Ho hum.
> Many thanks for all your kind messages over the past months wishing me luck
> with the transplant, they really did help me. Time to move on, I guess.
> Cheers.
> Jules
Well... Mostly good, I guess:/.
I hope you land on this being good, in the end... While pondering,
share a virtual toast (red, of course), with a slightly decrepit
All the best!

-- Glenn
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