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The long game

June 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on The long game · 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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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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