Friday, 17 February 2017


Dear readers,

Thanks again for the encouraging words in the comments.

Yesterday I had to go to hospital again. This time for a bronchoscopy. I didn't like that at all. It wasn't really painfull but because I have a shortness of breath, it was a real challenge. Anyway, the next meeting will be next week on Thursday for another consult with my lung doctor. So, all I can do now is wait.

Take care, Gerard.

Monday, 13 February 2017


Dear readers,

First of all thanks for the nice and encouraging words in the comments.

This morning I had to go back to hospital for a CT scan. The provisional results were sent to my lung doctor. He told me it doesn't look good. There is indeed a spot on my right lung but I also have some metastases on he rest of my lungs.

I have to go back to hospital again on Thursday for a bronchoscopy where they put a flexible optical fiber instrument into my mouth or nose to examine my airways for abnormalities. It's something I'm not particularly looking forward to.

That's it for the moment. Next week, February 23, there's another visit planned to my lung doctor and by then we should know how things are.

Take care of yourselfs. Gerard.

Friday, 10 February 2017

No Post Today

Dear readers,

For the second time in a short period, there will be no updates on The Presurfer. I had a short vacation a couple of weeks ago, this time is more serious. I've not been feeling well lateley. My breathing wasn't good enough and my staying power reduced. I also lost some weight.

So, yesterday I decided to call the family doctor. She immediately sent me to hospital for a more serious examination. There, a lung specialist took some photos and saw a small spot on my right lung.

This morning, I've been back to hospital for a blood test. I have to be back there again on Monday morning for a CT scan. After that we problaby will know a little bit more. Anyway, I need a break until I know what is wrong with me. In the meantime, let us hope for the best and thank you for your patience.