Erik MH:

blog entries: orig. on PostHope

In which I face anoth­er surgery

A year and a half after the “Big Sur­gery”, I gave con­fer­ence papers in Leeds (in July) and in Birm­ing­ham (in August), with sev­er­al weeks of research at the Bodlei­an Lib­rary in Oxford bridging the weeks between the two con­fer­ences. On my last day in Leeds, and through­out my first week in Oxford, I had some pretty intense pain in my chest. This, I found out later, was my trans­verse colon and great­er omentum for­cing their way up through my eso­pha­geal hiatus.… And in Octo­ber of 2020, his­tory repeated itself.…


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Six-month check-up

Kar­en just reminded me that I should let you all know that I had my six-month fol­low-up check-up at the end of June, and that there was no sign of any can­cer. (I did­n’t send an update then, because they were con­cerned about elev­ated biliru­bin levels — but it looks now as if these are due to a com­pletely benign con­di­tion called Gil­ber­t’s Syn­drome — so that’s all right!) It’ll be anoth­er 4½ years before they’ll give me the “all clear,” but for this par­tic­u­lar can­cer, the first year is by far the most likely time for any recur­rence. So this is really good news! …


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