Thursday, May 31, 2007


Virtual aircraft creation is again taking a back seat, this time, due to health issues.

A large mass (tumour) last week was discovered in my right thigh. It is causing complications by compressing blood vessels and causing and a bit of thrombosis, thankfully in veins near the surface and not DVT, otherwise I would have been in hospital a while. I ended up unexpectedly in hospital to control the clotting. I have return to outpatients tomorrow to find out the next step. In the meantime I have to inject myself with Clexine blood thinning medication as I will probably have to have surgery. Hopefully only a biopsy as the mass itself is about 10cm in diameter.

I have had trouble with this leg since 2001 following a septic pyelonephritis which my doctor suggested turned into septicaemia and possibly caused joint infection in the hips & knees, later that year. Recurring UTI symptoms returned in 2004 and appeared to affect my leg. Hopefully the mass is benign all will end up well this time around, and I'm not sidelined too long.

If I disappear from forums & blogging a while, this will be the reason why.