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John’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013

Location: Louth, Lincolnshire, UK

MapWe've had a bit of a setback in the last 24 hours. I was doing well, eating and feeling really good - but yesterday afternoon I found I couldn't swallow anything - not even water. Which means no food, of course, and not even painkillers. Curiously, this morning I was able to eat again, but at 11.00 is just closed again, and I couldn't get anything down - except water sipped very slowly through a straw. Bridget was worried, and sought advice from the hospital. They said the best thing I could have would be radiotherapy to shrink the tumour and open up my gullet again - and thankfully that starts tomorrow. It will take a while for it to take effect, though, so meantime its just . . . . struggle through as best we can. I'll keep you posted. Jx