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When I 'wasted' my time at school, listening to Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd albums, I always used to dream about living in Scotland overlooking the sea, painting pictures, playing and recording music, fishing in my own bay, working on the land and not having to worry about money, and it's all here, O.K. except the money, so I don't worry about it...

Tuesday, 17 March 2015


Having had two rather large operations on my neck within a month I am having problems with my swallow... 
On Tuesday 17th March I went to Dumfries hospital to have an x-ray taken while trying to swallow in order to see what was going on... As can be seen in the video as I swallow the drink or food gets lodged near the opening of my wind pipe and small amounts 'leak' down the wrong way, there are exercises to help prevent this but at the moment I am unable to do them. Fortunately things do seem to be getting better everyday as my neck heals.
If you look closely at my jaw you can see the reconstruction that was needed to rebuild me after the infection in October.
During this week I also had a routine check up with my consultant and for the first time of seeing him there was nothing wrong, my next check up is now in two months (finally something good to report).

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