From Big H To Russell Watson.

Good Morning,

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I hope that you have just enjoyed a good, if not spectacular weekend off work.

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As is usual theses days, we have had a very quiet one here, with two small walks, which made a pleasant change.

One of the walks took place on Saturday night at about 1am, when everything was chill and calm.

It was good to smell the night, watch all of the shadows and catch sudden scents like strings in the air.

It is everything as normal, but enhanced and changed by the darkness.

We used to do it a lot and I hope that we can start to do it more when Big H finally gets better again, and is not always so tired.

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He has a big day coming up this week because he has to go for an MRI again.

This one is very very important because it will inform us as to the present size of the tumour on his pituitary.

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The last scan, which was the first one taken, showed that the pituitary gland had grown to a large size….like a plum instead of a pea….and was seeming to be pressing on the optic nerve of one eye.

Since then it was recently found to be touching the optic nerve so the MRI was brought forward a bit.

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This scan will show whether the tumour has increased, in which case surgery will be put forward as a necessity.

Or, whether it is still the same size and could be left in situ and monitored regularly.

Or whether it has shrunk a bit.

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Needless to say we are doing everything possible to try and make it disappear totally.

Big H is doing visualisations, as my brother suggested.

I am doing frequent healings to try for removing it or at least reducing it’s size significantly.

Everyone is being very pro-active about it.

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I was reading at the weekend about Russell Watson, the singer, who has had awful problems caused by a growth on his pituitary gland.

I did remember a few years ago, reading that in 2006 he had been ill with a tumour, and was having a brain operation to remove it.

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Unfortunately it returned within 12-18 months, which called for yet another bout of surgery.

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As I may have mentioned, the operation to remove a pituitary tumour is a serious one.

The surgeon begins accessing it by going in through the upper lip, before moving along the floor of the nasal cavity to the site of the gland in the brain.

This is bad enough for anyone to have to face, but Russel Watson also had to consider the possibility that his voice would be irretrievably compromised.

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After the operation had been completed Russell embarked upon a savage drugs regime, one which will be for the rest of his life, and one which has had side effects.

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Seemingly he also had to battle despair and deep depression, as he fought his way back to a brighter place.

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Thankfully all is well now and he is back with a vengeance, full of belief in himself and his undeniable talent.

The wonderful thing that has come out of the whole dreadful experience is that his voice is now said to be much deeper, with richer tones.

It also reflects his joy in surviving the two times when he could easily have died.

He is performing again, recently before a crowd of about 65,000 people at the Old Trafford Stadium, singing the beautiful Nessun Dorma.

This must have been emotional for him because this is the place where it all began about 10 years ago.

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Russell Watson talking about his illness …and singing.
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He has just recorded a new album, to be released on November 29, called La Voce, on which he displays his new voice, joy, and confidence.

All the best of good wishes to him.

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Have a cheerful day!

j,x.

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