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Varifocals

February 7th, 2009 · 38 Comments · Life

I picked up my new glasses today, and it was very daunting.

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The vision thing

January 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on The vision thing · Life

Just recently I have been getting a few headaches at work and decided I should start wearing my glasses more.  I tend to forget that I have them and wear them very rarely for several reasons, not least that Jayne calls me Harry Potter whenever I do. It was not really helping much and when […]

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Graham Stringer

January 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Politics

The most efficient responses to Graham Stringer’s bizarre outburst about dyslexia would be one word long.  “Idiot” for example.  Other responses could be book-length disections of his remarks.  I’ll seek the middle ground on this one…

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The Message

December 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life, Technology

For once there is a mobile phone/health story that does not end with them threatening life and limb: instead mobile phones are being used as an indication that patients may be well enough to discharge.  What happened is that doctors at music festivals who were treating youngsters overcome by the excitement noticed that when the […]

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Time To Get Ill

December 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Time To Get Ill · Life

This has been a bit of a plague house since Wednesday or Thursday.  Jayne was sent home from work because of her flu-like symptoms, and now I seem to have the same sort of thing and at exactly the wrong time.

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The Man With The Golden Gun

November 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Man With The Golden Gun · Life

At my age I shouldn’t worry have to worry about spots… and yet for some reason I had a real belter suddenly apear yesterday, and it has now grown to the point where I am considering adopting the nickname ‘Scaramanga’.

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Lip Up Fatty

October 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Politics

According to the Crawley News, the West Sussex PCT is spending £200 million a year extra because of obesity in the county.  One particular issue the PCT has identified is childhood obesity, and they have launched a joint initiative with Mid-Sussex council to adress it. One thing that can help in the fight against obesity […]

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Too Much Pressure

October 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Too Much Pressure · Life

Last week, while I was getting my dressing changed and wound inspected, the nurse mentioned that quite often the cause of abcesses is stress.  Thinking about it, there have been a few other things wrong with me in the last month that can also be stress-induced: a couple of nosebleeds, irregular sleeping, lack of concentration […]

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Walk This Way

October 1st, 2008 · Comments Off on Walk This Way · Life

The Crawley Wellbeing Programme are trying to promote something called Healthwalks at the moment.  It is not something I had heard of before tonight, but it sounds interesting.  The whole Healthwalks thing is organised by Walking the way to Health (WHI) which is a joint initiative between Natural England and the British Heart Foundation.

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Down At The Doctors

September 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life

There was one main reason why I went down to Crawley Hospital’s ‘Urgent Treatment Centre’ last night ((apart from the obvious one)) – I find normal GP surgeries inconvenient.  That’s why I like the concept of the polyclinics.

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