Chopped Liver – Let Your Blood Flow

For those new to this blog, here is a glossary:-

B – wife
Weedy – son
Smiler – Liver doc

I had an appointment with Smiler today. He is confused. He just cant decide what to do. I think it’s been troubling him since our previous visit. And he still seeks the answer.

Whether to get an iPhone or stick with Blackberry.

It’s a toughie I know. But then you know my feeling on this. If you get a Blackberry first, you’ll love it – it’s a great tool. Great for phoning, for texting, for emails.

But if you then get an iPhone – ah, there your world will change. Crap phone, Crap texter, Crap battery, not bad for emails. But Brilliant for Apps (Yippee!!). And Music! And cool factor – even after all this time – it is still the coolest thing on the planet.
So Smiler, are you cool enough?

On a less serious front, there are strange goings on with my liver – well, the portal vein that feeds my liver. Y’see, back in March it was totally blocked. Now, following an Ultrasound scan, it is found to be letting blood flow.

How so? Who know?

So, I am having an MRI on Monday and Smiler cant wait to see the result.

Unfortnately this new finding will not imply a decrease in the need for a transplant – it just means that I may be in better health for it. Bah!

So, Monday MRI. Tuesday, Platelet transfusion prior to teeth extraction. Both the MRI and the transfusion require canulas. Have I ever mentioned my deep fondness for canulas? But Smiler said I should ask the MRI peeps to leave it in so I can go home with it and go to t’other hosp the next day for the transfusion. That, for me, is a result!

One final footnote – I got a call from the hospital thats doing the transfusion following a blood test I had to have a week before the real deal. They phoned to ask me if I was taking Warfarin (corroct spilling?). Y’see Warfarin is a blood thinning agent – and they couldn’t believe that my platelet count was so low – without taking it! Ha! Well I thought it was funny – guess you had to be there.

Now – finally finally – announcing the 10k walk for the Royal Free Liver Unit – click HERE for details

If you want to register to donate your organs after you’ve gone – CLICK HERE

If you want to give a donation to my JustGiving charity page in the British Liver Trust – CLICK HERE

If you want to play the Liver Let Live Game – CLICK HERE

Or if you’re unsure and simply want to grow your business through thebestof Barnet – then CLICK HERE

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