The Wigan Observer Interview

A huge thanks to Reporter Greg Farrimond and his colleagues at The Wigan Observer for taking an interest in my efforts to raise money for charity and overall awareness for Pituitary Gland Tumours and the condition called Acromegaly. If you didn’t know, i am running for charity namely the Wigan 10k and the Great North Run. Will you …

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Was my pituitary tumour surgery a success

So this week i was back at The Christie for baseline blood tests along with the Glucose tolerance test. The results from the baseline tests (which they took and sent straight up/down to the lab) were fantastic. My prolactin level was down from post op 1800-2000 down to a fabulous 88, my cortisol level was …

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Five days post pituitary surgery

Five days in and I’m home doing absolutely great. Had a few hours deep sleep when I got in and just had a fab feast of butties and pork pies! Nice Firstly, can I give a huge mention to all the staff at The Salford Royal Hospital who looked after me. Unbelievable care and I …

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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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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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