Tuesday, 30 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 120


Monday, 29 April 2013

Paper 53

Both Linda & I downloaded the Paper 53 drawing app.
Guess which picture is my first effort and which is Linda's.

On A Plate 2013: 119

Bognor Regis.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 118


Saturday, 27 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 117

West Hampnett.

Friday, 26 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 116


Thursday, 25 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 115


OrigamiSpaceMan: The Parasite Emerges.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Condition: Now About Those Blood Tests...

This sort of sums up why I still haven't got round to having them done:

On A Plate 2013: 114


OSM: It Am Me Style an' Fashion...

I had a brief, but enjoyable visit to the RAFA club open-mic night.
I was in two minds about going.
I wanted to try out playing my (almost-got-it-down) version of "Puttin' on the Ritz".
(It's a bit of a bugger to play and sing I'll have you know.)

Here's a link to my 3rd demo of it:
'Puttin' On The Ritz' (Berlin) Demo 03
Yes, I know it's to fast.
Yes, I know, I fluffed the vocal on the first Gm section.
I cheered myself by remembering one can't expect to make an omelette without breaking open the protective packaging of unborn chickens and emptying the contents out.

I didn't fancy going out much.

A wild telephone call appears.
Mr Paul suggests I should go to the RAFA.
I went to the RAFA.

I played 'Rizt'.
It went very well actually (better than the recording anyway).

Mr. Paul then presented me with a gift:
A Zydeco Tie!!
Thank you Mr. Paul.
Me gusta!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 113

Bognor Regis.

Monday, 22 April 2013

On A Plate2013: 112

Bognor Regis.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 111

Many thanks to T for agreeing to hold the plate.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 110


Friday, 19 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 109


Thursday, 18 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 108

Bognor Regis.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 107

Bognor Regis.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 106


Monday, 15 April 2013

The Condition: Update of Recent Appointment with Consultant Neurologist.

Mr. O. SpaceMan - DOB- 20.01.1958

                   Relapsing/remitting MS - sensory episode left buttock 2009 (that should read 2010)
                   Sensory transverse myelitis March 2012
                   Left optic neuritis September 2012 treated with three days of oral Methylprednisolone
                   Past history of depression

                   MRI brain scan - left optic nerve enhancement and periventricular lesions
                   MRI spine - non-specific, no clear white matter lesions.
                   Chest x-ray - nil of note
                   Blood tests pending.

I saw this 55 year old right handed gentleman as a follow up to Dr. S. seeing him in December 2012.
He is awaiting an outpatient appointment at Southampton to discuss disease modifying therapy.  He has had no further episodes since September.  He has spoken to our MS Specialist Nurse and has not conducted the blood tests suggested as yet, but will do so via GP, as he still has the forms at home.

Today, I have rediscussed with the diagnosis, the mild episodes that he has had in the past, the left optic neuritis, the lack of lesions on his MRI spine scan and the possibility of a lumbar puncture to confirm inflammation and rule out any other causes.  He is reluctant to have this conducted, and will think about  it.

On examination today,  he was alert and orientated and looked well.  On cranial nerve examination there was no abnormality.  I could not detect an RAPD or any optic disc pallor.
There was no INO.  On limb examination, he had a postural tremor, but tone, power, coordination and reflexes were all normal.  Plantar reflexes were down going today.  Sensory examination to all modalities, except vibration was normal.  Vibration was reduced to the metatarsophalangeal joints bilaterally and gait was nomad.

Today, I explained to him that it could be helpful if he could have the blood tests done which he will do .
He will await an outpatient appointment with Dr. H. and think about the lumbar puncture, and I will see him again in 12 months time.

We briefly discussed disease modifying therapy in terms of allowing reduction in relapse rate, but perhaps not halting them completely, and his mild symptoms which he was not particularly troubled by at present.

Yours sincerely

Electronically signed.

Since this meeting I have made the decision not to follow up the disease modifying therapy options.

Now let's see what happens...

On A Plate 2013: 105


Sunday, 14 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 104


Origami-SpaceMan: The Lindylou

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Origami-SpaceMan: Pleats.

On A Plate 2013: 103


Friday, 12 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 102


Thursday, 11 April 2013

On A Plate 2013: 101