An Overdue Explanation, part 3

Me, in a red hat, smiling
April 23, 2022

Part 1 of this explanation is here Part 2 of this explanation is here I woke up from my operation with one leg. The anaesthetist told me that the two surgeons tried from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm to save my right leg, but the tumour was too far advanced. So then they had to spend another three hours to amputate at the hip. I later found that I have…


An Overdue Explanation, part 2

April 22, 2022

Part 1 of this explanation is here. To reduce the risk of amputation I had 5 weeks of daily radiotherapy starting in early November, so we had to move to Tenerife temporarily. We took a ground floor apartment near the hospital, leaving our son Julio, who is now 25, to look after the house, cat and garden. By the time we came home on December 10th, the tumour was very painful…


An Overdue Explanation, Part 1

April 21, 2022

I promised an explanation for my long hiatus. All last spring and summer I had this annoying pulled muscle at the top of my left thigh that would get better, then worse, then better, then worse. On September 4th it was diagnosed as a sarcoma, and already big. The Spanish health service escalated me to the University Hospital on Tenerife in under a week and started putting me in million-dollar scanning…