Time for a long overdue update

Well firstly i’m going to start with an apology as my website has been down for some time whilst i focused on moving on with my life. I have to be completely honest and admit that i completely lost the motivation to share updates about my health and progress. However, a recent invite to a …

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Training update

Thought it was about time i updated you on where i am up to firstly with my running (training for the three runs www.justgiving.com/Richardsrunningforthechristie ) and then my treatment for a residual pituitary gland tumour under the brain and the rare condition Acromegaly. Well training is going marvellously and i’m now clocking up over 40 miles a …

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Looking for pounds not pity

Apologies for the dramatic title of this post but it was clearly an attention grabber Well we all have our little hurdles and challenges in life and i know people right now going through considerable challenges with their little boy’s health but anyway life is all about dealing with things that come your way and …

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What was i saying?

Oh yes, so I’ve been free of medication for a couple of weeks now and it’s 2 weeks + 6 days until i have surgery. However, this last 2-3 weeks I’ve noticed further changes in my motivation, concentration and memory. Been reading up and it seems that some people do experience this with pituitary tumours. …

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Sorry for the radio silence

Since i last posted i received a summary from Mr G the neuro surgeon about my recent MRI and scan. Here’s the major content from the letter: “Diagnosis: Acromegaly Left-sided pituitary macroadenoma OGGT awaited and raised IGF1 Hyperprolactinemia (prolactin 2,289) Asthma and supraventricular tachycardia Further to our discussion I reviewed this pleasant 34-year-old web designer together with his …

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Acromegaly and colonic polyps

Ok so I’m waiting on a date for Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery to remove my pituitary gland tumour. As I have also been diagnosed with the early stages of Acromegaly my Endocrinologist recommended that I also be screened routinely for others things. So far I have had various heart tests and scans. The next routine test is to have a colonoscopy next …

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First appointment with the Surgeon

Hip hip hooray! I’ve been waiting for this day since my first appointment at The Royal Albert Edward Infirmary back in June! Don’t worry Dr T I haven’t forgotten you So later today (tonight in fact) I’m seeing the Neurosurgeon and his team, Mr G, at The Salford Royal Hospital. Question…..is it too full on to bake him a …

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