So back home with MST prolonged release morphine sulphate tablets every 12 hours that seem to have the pain under control.
Since being back I did get a bit adventurous while under this pain free umbrella and ventured out two days running and ending up in great pain with the result Jaq had to phone the 24 hour on call hospice nurses.
Having noted all the relevant figures, of not just my MST but also the extra Oromorph consumed over the past 24 hours, within 10 mins the exact dose and timing was relayed to Jaq and within an hour calm was restored.
This was followed by a visit the following day from a hospice nurse who was also a prescribing nurse, and I always thought only doctors could prescribe drugs. After a phone consultation with a consultant at the hospice the prescribing nurse decided to slightly increase the MST and put me on Steroids for a short time.
All I can say is it has been a 100% success with my feeling pretty much wondering if this 6-12 month prediction of my life expectancy has any foundation. Anyway just have to take it as it comes and I have no doubt Mr Cancer is working away in the background however good I might feel.
Back to the cruise that had to be terminated, just like me, and we have turned onto the Trent and Mersey at Fradley junction.
|Wood end Lock|
|Still no sign of bad news at this point.|
|Past Kings Bromley marina.|
|This was an ex British Waterways maintenance boat that has become home to someone. Hope it gets raised and drys out for them.|
|All that`s left of Armitage Tunnel|
|Spotted on the long term moorings at Spode House.|
|This is bridge 66 giving access to the town centre and for boaters the Morrison's supermarket.|
|With the road over the bridge closed you can sleep without the constant cars sounding their horns and as you can see Morrisons just a short distance.|
|Cannock Chase over to the left, after leaving Rugely behind it`s nice to be back in open space.|
|Never bought diesel here but it has always looked closed, perhaps tying up and sounding the boat horn would bring service.|
|Maid of Oak made at Jim Bates yard on the Aylesbury arm off the southern grand union. I`m wondering if this was the first wooden narrow boat built since the last carrying days.|
|Back in the countryside and they trust you to put your money in the box for your eggs.|