Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Counting the days...

....well I would be if I wasn't too busy with work!! (I have to say that in case Chris is reading this...)

Having some pre-chemo tests on Monday - check if I have a heart and it has all the right bits and ditto my kidneys. I guess I'll omit to tell them I'm planning on hammering them at the weekend in honour of my XXth birthday. God knows what two pints will do to them!

Then I've got to have a permanent line put in - either in my arm like last year or a Hickman line which goes into the main vein in my neck (going for the jugular) and then runs under the skin downwards and pops out in a port on my chest. My vote is for one in my arm - reckon a Hickman line will ruin the profile of my pec's when wearing a shirt!

..and yes Pete I have some funny friends....my southern friends definitely think my northern friends are a funny lot...!

12 comments:

Peter said...

Anyone else want to go for the "find out if I have a heart" line? You have until Sunday evening, then I'm having it.

We all know why southerners find us 'funny'. Not enough black pudding, that's why. Which camp (no pun intended) does Bobartley fall into these days? It's a few years since he's woken up to the sound of the Hovis van.

Nigel said...

I set it up and you're not gonna bag it? Typical, you couldn't hit a barn door from two yards.

And I was talking about real northerners - not you 'not quite sure', nomansland midlander types!

LP said...

I think we covered all the 'does he actually have a heart' jokes after his psuedo 'heart attack' a couple of years ago! Typical too many kebabs as usual!

So Nige, another 10 more 'sleeps' and you'll be able to join the grown-ups!

If memory serves, we made a pact 6 years ago to stay at 34 - shame dementia set in and we forgot about it!

Rob said...

The heart lines were just too easy for me to respond to ?!?!? Even t'owls attack could put that one away (well maybe not !)..

Since when was scunthorpe in the North ? I thought it was east anglia ?!?!

Rob said...

PS...Reckon you should go for the line down the neck nige, if you walk about down south eveyone will think you're on the phone or listening to your Ipod anyway ?!?!?

Peter said...

When a man's an empty kettle he should be on his mettle,
And yet I'm toon apart.
Just because I'm presumin' that I could be kind-a-human,
If I only had heart.
I'd be tender - I'd be gentle and awful sentimental
Regarding Love and Art.
I'd be friends with the sparrows ...
and the boys who shoots the arrows
If I only had a heart.
Picture me - a balcony. Above a voice sings low.
Wherefore art thou, Nigel? I hear a beat....
How sweet.
Just to register emotion, jealousy - devotion,
And really feel the part.
I could stay young and chipper
and I'd lock it with a zipper,
If I only had a heart.

Ted Dev said...

One for Sads.....

A man goes into Heathrow airport and eventually goes into the departure lounge waiting for his flight home to be called. All around him there are overturned tables, upturned chairs, smashed windows, flight monitors broken and crowd control barriers lying on the floor.
'Christ, what's happened here?' he asks one of the ground crew.
'Oh yeah', he replies 'Bloody hopeless.....we had the Villa players in here this morning filming the new Nike ad.'

Peter said...

Blimey Ted! How many years old is that?? That's frightening.

You still paying for the curry on Friday night? If your knowledge of current prices is anything like your jokes, you're in for a shock. It's over £1 a pint now you know!

Anonymous said...

Hi Peter

Cracking result for your boys at Derby last night!

Anyways, no probs I guess, 'cause your used to losing on a reguler basis......(Sorry boss, know you support them as well, but just could not resist it!)

Alistair

Anonymous said...

Well Nigel I've refrained from participating in your blog but the humour needs a bit of spice - probably to do with your north to south aspirations.........talking of which........ this prostiture was a massive Chelsea fan so much so she had pictures of Frank Lampard and John Terry tattoed on the tops of her thighs......the punter couldn't make them out but spotted Shaun Wright Phillips in the middle....... whoops....apologies if that offends anyone..... Nigel/Heart/Drip.....??? Think Fashion Accessory...Prada or Gucci branding with Goldie chain...with a new hoody. Timely intervention from the Leeds vote............Jerry

Nigel said...

...and what indeed is a prostiture..?? Too much vino, me thinks, Jerry!

..and I can confirm it is official - I have a heart!! Only one though.

Peter said...

Alistair, whatya talkin aboot Willis? Never call me a Toon fan, I am a claret and blue Brummie, as in Villa 2 Chelsea 0. Get with the program guy!