Monday, 13 August 2007

Infected!

We are top of the league, we are, we are top of the league!!

By the votes on the poll (below right) only me and Pete have voted and I'm obviously correct in assuming Newcastle will finish highest. Rob, I'm sorry I couldn't include Sheff Wed but they're in the 6th division or something aren't they.

Been on a wee holiday at the Royal Marsden since Wed. Popped along for my stem cell blood test and they admitted me due to an infection in my arm from when I last had chemo and put me on IV antibiotics.

The upside was that I would have had to drive back on Thur anyway and on Thur my stem cell count was high enough for harvesting, so on the machine I went (after they tried 6 times to get a bloody great needle into my infected arm). Spent 4 hours praying they would collect enough that I wouldnt have to be harvested on Friday as well. This meant collecting more than they did on each of the previous two occassions. They were looking for a total count of 4 ( 4 what I have no idea - I presume its not 4 stem cells?). We ended up with 3.86 which I convinced them with a bit of aritmetic rounding was near enough!

Had to have a platelet and red cell transfusion on Thursday evening to cope with the pending visit of my boss on Friday morning (only joking Chris). Hoped they'd let me out on Fri but my temperature was still a bit high and they wanted to re-check my blood count. I turned up the air-con to max and low and behold my temperature had dropped by Sat morning and I was finally given parole and allowed home.

.....and the Toon walloped Bolton on Sat. Did I mention who is top of the league....?!?! Ted, whose that at the bottom??

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enjoy while you can! The Blues of Chelsea will soon be leading again!! and then it will be the blues for you toon lot!! Alistair

Peter said...

Alistair, I'm able to place you now, you're the guy that drives the Ford Bandwagon, aren't you?

Nodger, get over yourself, it's one match, when we lived in Solihull Bobartley made us have teletext on for a whole evening at the start of the season because t'Owls were top. Must have been the first year they introduced teletext. You cheated in that vote and voted three times, I obviously voted twice.

Peter said...

BTW, that's a great picture! It looks like Brian the Snail off Magic Roundabout.

Rob said...

Well, that's just the sort of Premier league elitism us 'lower league fans' are getting used to !?!?
I remember when Gary Shelton scored an overhead kick at St. James park.....
I think that was definately before telextext !!
Nice swelling Nige.....looks like something off that film...'the mummy'....

Ted Dev said...

Cannot believe it!!! Not only are Ammers bottom of league but we are now buying even more newcastle cast offs - nobby solano!!! We are being renamed as Geordie rejects, much like Villa are now called Ammers rejects. Villa bottom of league by Saturday!!

Nigel said...

Ted, we've got a cracking left back we can let you have for about £5m. Babayaro is rampant down the left...when he's not falling over the a blade o grass and spending the odd 3 months on the treatment table with a blister. He'd love to join the Toon old boys down at the Hammers medical room!

Nigel said...

OK, the league table is a little out of date but only cos the Toon have played only one game. I'll be leaving it up for posterity!

Rob said...

Reality check for you high flyers !

T'owls are away at rotherham tonight..... glamour tie !!

Peter said...

Is that Rotherham or Rotterdam?

Nigel said...

Pete, that sounds like a lyric from a Beautiful South song..?!?

Peter said...

Wahay! Did that by mistake, perhaps there's trend developing, anyway got to go, it's happy hour again. Honk!