Thursday, October 08, 2009

When the going gets tough

The tough have trouble sleeping and get rather a bad headache...

DK is getting better, I am getting worse. I have caught one of the boys colds and will no doubt be looking for a lot of sympathy over the coming days.

The hospital called to say that DK has to be flushed daily until his operation which should be at the start of November (provisionally) so MK has taken him to the hospital in CPH to be taught how to do it. He doesn't seem to like it much so I expect there will be a lot of mess and screaming involved in that over the coming days.

My bike ride was cancelled yesterday due to some shit/fan interfacing at work. Hopefully I can get that cleared up today and relax a little this evening.


  1. Anonymous5:29 pm

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  2. The problem is that we have health cover in Denmark and until the doctors here say that they can't treat him, we are more or less stuck. Going to the UK would involve a very long process of diagnosis etc via the biopsy route again and who is to say that they are better anyway.
    I don't know but I am pretty sure that major surgery in the US would cost significantly more than we have in the bank...

  3. Anonymous10:16 pm

    Did the Fan hit the s ... or the vv?

  4. Anonymous6:04 pm

    What's the point of the comment about fans & s--- ?