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False Alarm

April 9th, 2019 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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 · No Comments · 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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2000 – Music

March 15th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

The year 2000 is another one of those years when I wish I had never started doing this because it wasn’t a great year for music. I hoped for more from the new milennium. Yes I know that, strictly, the millennium starts in 2001 but the general feeling is that it started in 2000. And, […]

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First world problem

March 13th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

One of the many side effects of the ECX combination of chemotherapy is that skin on the hands and feet can get sore or red and can peel. Amongst all the jargon and technical terms this particular side effect stood out because of its blunt, Ronseal ‘does-what-it-says’ name: “hand-foot syndrome”. I did have several of […]

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Health update

March 9th, 2019 · No Comments · Life

This is one of my irregular health updates, for anybody who is interested. Chemotherapy has finished now, which is a huge relief. I was getting very bored with dissolving all those tablets and injecting them down my jejunal feeding tube. I was also a bit bored with having a permanent cold, feeling tired & dizzy […]

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Another dodgy Brexit analogy

March 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on Another dodgy Brexit analogy · Life, Politics

Last year we helped our daughter move house. She was downsizing from the flat she had been sharing with her brother, into a tiny bedsit in the city. We had hired a van so drove it down to Hampshire and when we got there we expected everything to be as it was when we last […]

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