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Foreign parts

June 16th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

This month I saw my oncologist and got a plan for the remainder of my treatment. What that means is that we now know when my last lot of chemotherapy starts so we can work out when it should end, add a week to get over the effects, and a couple of weeks to allow […]

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The long game

June 11th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

Way back in 1974 my mother set up a life policy for me with a friendly society. The premiums were a shilling a week, and a man from the society would come round to collect them. Not every week because, after all, it was only a shilling. I think he came round a couple of […]

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Second attempt at normality

May 12th, 2019 · Comments Off on Second attempt at normality · Life

So this is what has been going on with my little health issues. On Easter Monday I was allowed home after my big operation. This represented a really quick recovery because it was a massive operation. Actually it was more like a stomach operation + a chest operation + a tracheostomy, all lasting about 12 […]

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Back in one piece

April 21st, 2019 · 1 Comment · Life

It looks like that cancer thing is over now. Still to be confirmed, but it is all looking good so far. I went in for an operation to remove the tumour, along with a big chunk of my oesophagus, on April 10th. After that I spent about a week in intensive care before getting released […]

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False Alarm

April 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on False Alarm · Life

Over the weekend our Jack Russell had us worried. He was having trouble eating, looking like he was choking when he had food or a treat. Although he can be a bit of a drama queen it was very disconcerting because that is exactly how I felt last year and that turned out to be […]

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A Friday afternoon in Crawley

April 7th, 2019 · Comments Off on A Friday afternoon in Crawley · Life

On Friday I had my last meeting at the Town Hall, a portfolio briefing to tie up some loose ends and approve a business case. After that I went out for some lunch with Jayne and we went to two new(ish) places in Crawley.

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Lagging behind

March 30th, 2019 · Comments Off on Lagging behind · Life

I am now lagging behind Mrs. Skudder. Last year I got a scooter in January. I enjoyed it so much I bought a second-hand motorbike in about June and then Jayne and I got our CBT so we could ride it. Since then Jayne has joined several womens motorbike groups and been off to various […]

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Operation inflation

March 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on Operation inflation · Life

Well. Had a meeting with my surgeon today. Instead of the original estimates of a 7-hour operation followed by a hospital stay of 7 to 14 days, where they might try to send me home after 5 days it now looks a bit different. Because they want to put in a tracheostomy for various reasons […]

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2001 – Me Gustas Tu

March 17th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2001 – Me Gustas Tu · Life, Music

After the false start of 2000 the decade started to perk up a bit in 2001, which is when the pedants would insist that the decade started anyway. It perked up musically and it perked up personally as well.

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I finally got a date

March 15th, 2019 · Comments Off on I finally got a date · Life

Had a phone call from the hospital. They have had a look at the results of my CT scan (good news – the tumour has lost a lot of mass, although it still give me problems with eating) and fixed a date for the big operation where they take a big chunk of my oesophagus […]

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