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Chapter 14 – PETS and Symptoms

More often than not, when my phone chirps, I’m met with the dulcet tones of someone named ‘Gordon,’ who, despite a robust Asian accent, claims he’s reaching out “from electricity company” (no “the” to be found), and would I like him...

Chapter 13 – Now You See Me – Now You Don’t

I’m turning into a virtuoso in the orchestra of waiting—a maestro in the symphony of uncertainty. My appointment with the consultant is penned in for the 18th, but it makes a couple of lofty assumptions. First, that I’ll have had my grand tour through the...

Chapter 12 – Let’s Get a PET

After the wild goose chase of attempting to coax a piece of liver out of me for a biopsy, I found myself waiting for the fabled “next steps” letter from the MDT, like a kid waiting for a promised chocolate bar. Then, lo and behold, a mere week or so later,...

Chapter 11 – Sound and Vision

A week past my CT scan, the hospital summoned me for a biopsy, with the objective to snatch a piece of my liver’s tumour for lab dissection. The goal was to unravel its secrets, which in turn would provide the clinicians with a roadmap to propose suitable...