Iain’s Diary

*UPDATE* Two years since spread!

There’s not been a diary entry for a good while, what wth all the other stuff we’ve been doing, so now seemed an opportune time to catch up on things. Two years since metastatic spread was diagnosed! 24/10/15 — This date marked two years since we had the world-shaking news that my eye melanoma had […]

My Liver Operation

This was a scary time. There’s the worry I might die or suffer complications from the operation, and I don’t want this at all and I don’t want to die and I have a young family. What’s more, it’s only once the surgeons get really stuck in that they’ll know the true extent of the […]

A Christmas Cracker?

Christmas approaches — The road gets bumpier…but we get there 20/12/13 — Disaster strikes at my pre-op when I am told the date for the op has moved to 24/01/14. Not good because I want this op asap and also because it may upset the Delcath plan if I’m to be ready for another op […]

The Fight for Treatment

December — Arranging treatment is a battle 04/12/13 — Second appt with Darius Mirza who agrees that a resection is possible having now seen original Sheffield MRI scans and is happy to do this pending clear laparoscopy, maybe very late December but likely early Jan. It’ll be good to have this done in Brum obviously. […]

Diary Introduction

Hi Folks, this section of the site is my own take on things. A little bit of background about who I am and what I do and some details of our experience as a family throughout this desperately difficult time in our lives. I’ve also compiled a diary for the different episodes of the whole […]

Diagnosis of Spread


A summary of the journey from diagnosis of spread to my liver at the very end of October to getting ourselves together and seeking treatment… Late October — The late Iain Galloway? 24/10/13 — Initial diagnosis on US scans in Sheffield Hallamshire showing a lesion in left side of liver. 25/10/13 — Contacted Kathryn Curtis […]

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