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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Update on Ian, good and the bad

We have just arrived back from seeing the consultant. The good news is he thinks there has been some shrinkage to the size of the tumour. To make absolutely sure, Ian will have to have another scan. Before that can take place, Ian is to have another 4 week cycle of the chemo, see the consultant again, and then the scan can be booked. We reckon it will be sometime in December. The bad news is his liver function is still on the high side. At the moment the reading is stable ( around 300 ) but if it goes above 600 then chemo will have to be stopped. So far the consultant isn't to concerned, so as long as the reading stays the same or goes down, then all will be okay

We had a visit this weekend from new boat owners Fred and Lisa. They took possession  of their boat Nb Chyandour from Mike and John at Kingfishers, Trent lock. I must say the boat is immaculate and the fixtures and fittings finished to a very high standard.  Its lovely to meet new bloggers and if you want to read their blog click here.


Last week we had a visit from C&RT. They were very interested at the work ECP&DA had done to the new swing bridge as well as the start of the restoration of the Cromford canal. To see the Cromford back in water and navicable would be something that hopefully will come of fruition some time in the future. I very much doubt if it will happen in our cruising days but one can live in hopes.

Work completed as far as ECP&DA can go for the moment on the Cromford
John Bayliss IWA. Howard Smith ( chairman of the ECP&DA ) 2 C&RT bods, Ernie ( ECP&DA member and Mike Gold work party organiser. The two ladies are also something to do with C&RT but I have no idea in what!

2 comments:

Jo (Boatwoman) said...

Hiya Irene and Ian. Hugs and cuddles from us.
Great news on the tumour, it looks like things on that front are going in the right direction. The liver function is obviously a little more worrying, but the consultant will keep a close eye on things I am sure. Keep smiling the battle is being won.
Have a wonderful weekend xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kevin said...

Well it's nice to have some potentially good news in general on Ian's treatment, lets hope it continues to go in the right direction :)
Best wishes,
Kevin & Harry

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