Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Just a quick update to say that my MRI was expedited and I've now had both MRI and EEG scans completed.

Overall, right now Im feeling good after what I can only describe as the lowest of ebbs over the last couple of weeks. Just getting to the stage of having the scans (still awaiting results) has been a welcome relief. As suddenly a damn has burst and hospital appointments with specialists are flooding in thick and fast. To paraphrase Churchill, It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Please save any well wishes you may have for me and send them instead to my sister - a single mum and a Metropolitan Police officer in London. Commended for her role in the 7 July bombings in 2005, she is in the centre of the current madness and will be part of the thin blue line on the streets again tonight.



  1. Glad to have you back. Hope your sister is OK.

  2. I'll second both of Tim's comments...


  3. As Mr Gow said, happy to have you back, and best of wishes to your sis. I am sure this mess will sort it self out soon enough.

  4. Mark:

    Hope all is well with you and your sis, as well as her fellow officers.


  5. Mark,
    Good to hear. Did they do a tilt table EEG, or just the regular. Honestly, you'd want a tilt table for a full workup. (Epileptic talking from experience). Best wishes to your sister, from what we're seeing from across the pond, it's a royal mess out there, but I am reading in the press that the cops are slowly regaining control?

  6. Cheers. It was like being Joe 90. In a vhair electrodes and flashing lights..... very Bond villainish! LOL!


  7. Yep, that's the standard. Tilt table sucks but it's more helpful as what it sounds like you have (but I am not 100% sure, as I am not a doctor...) but it sounds like:


    Unless of course, you're accompanied by seizures. Then, you've got Epilepsy. Also, hate to tell you this..but don't be surprised if they can't find anything. They can't in 50% of all epilepsy diagnoses.