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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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2000 – Music

March 15th, 2019 · Comments Off on 2000 – Music · 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 · Comments Off on First world problem · 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 · Comments Off on Health update · 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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Normal service

March 4th, 2019 · Comments Off on Normal service · Life, Work

After a couple of months of absence and working from home, I went back into work today. I don’t think I will be in all day, every day, but going in on a Monday morning is an attempt to get back to normality. Of course it is only temporary. Either I will be going in […]

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Music to see you off

March 4th, 2019 · Comments Off on Music to see you off · Life, Music

I have been to a couple of funerals in the last couple of weeks. Both very different. One was a biker’s funeral where the music at the service featured early Cliff Richard and Johnny Cash. The other was a Roman Catholic service with lots of hymns and some Irish music, but right at the end […]

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Diet madness

March 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on Diet madness · Life

Everybody seems to be doing some faddish diet or other at the moment, but the one our son is doing is really getting to me. It is a high-protein diet with no carbs, which seems to be entirely meat and eggs. A typical packed meal to take to work is grilled chicken breasts and gammon […]

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Getting On

February 26th, 2019 · Comments Off on Getting On · Life, Work

I don’t really feel my age. I don’t know why this is, because my body certainly does – I am slower, weaker, less flexible and creak a lot more than I used to, but somehow I don’t really feel any different than I ever did. That all changed a bit this week. I am in […]

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1988 – The Race

February 25th, 2019 · Comments Off on 1988 – The Race · Life, Music

The few years between 1988 and about 1993 are a bit of a blur for me both musically and personally. I can’t remember exactly when the wheels fell off, but by 1988 I wasn’t really married anymore. When trying to pin down music to a date one of my reference points is who I was […]

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