I received a hospital appointment at St, James' Hospital, Leeds for March 11th, by which time the cancer consultants will have received the results of today's CT Scans, and will know if I am suitable to receive the cancer drug. There is obviously an urgency for speedy action.
MEDICAL UPDATE: WILLIAM FORDE: FEBRUARY 22ND, 2021.
I received a phone call from the 'Nightingale Hospital' in Harrogate today offering me an appointment to have my CT Scan tomorrow at 5:00 pm. Given that I was only seen at St James' Hospital in Leeds on February 18th, I would have to say this is a 'pony express' service response by the NHS.
Through my contact with many cancer patients, coupled with other cancer patients I know of, and all of who have been waiting for essential medical procedures, tests and operations since the pandemic struck in March 2020, and the various lockdowns have come in, the speed of the service I have personally received has been of 'gold standard' level. Since March 2020, I have had two major cancer operations (one over six hours long) two biopsies, two Ct Scans, and four or five hospital appointments since March 2020. Indeed, the speed of treatment has been unbelievable, given all the restrictions facing non-Covid hospital patients. Apart from being unbelievably fast, it is somewhat also scary as it underlines the seriousness of my present medical condition.
I sincerely thank my God, my wife, my children, my siblings, my family, my friends, my neighbours, my Facebook contacts, and all of the NHS staff who have been giving me my first-class care, thought, and their practical and prayerful support throughout. I particularly mention my wife, Sheila, who is my prime reason for living far beyond the medical expectation of three years given to me in 2013. As the song say, Sheila, "You’re the reason I do things, you’re the things that I do, you’re the reason I’m living, I’d be lost without you". I love you, Sheila Forde xxx