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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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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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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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Working Out

February 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on Working Out · Life

Today I did something I have never done before. I joined a gym!

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January health update

February 1st, 2019 · 2 Comments · Life

I know I said that I don’t intend to bang on about my experiences with cancer, but will indulge in the odd update for those who are interested. The story so far (TL;DR version): after increasing difficulty swallowing I got diagnosed with having a cancerous tumour in my oesophagus. Various scans confirmed the diagnosis and […]

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Fantastic Voyage

December 19th, 2018 · Comments Off on Fantastic Voyage · Life

I don’t want to bang on about this cancer of mine, and will try to avoid doing so, but a thought struck me the other day. In the last few months I have had an endoscopy, an ultrasound endoscopy, a laparoscopy, a CT scan, a PET CT scan, and MRI scan of the brain and […]

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Unwelcome growth

November 28th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Life

The tl;dr version: I have some cancer, but it will probably all work out in the end. To expand on that a little…

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Worth the weight

March 7th, 2018 · Comments Off on Worth the weight · Life

Last week at the hospital, my doctor was very, very upset with me for putting on 8kg since the last time I saw him, and I have been feeling bad about that. I even avoided chocolate all weekend out of guilt. Tonight I weighed myself at home on our hi-tech scales and they had me […]

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On pets, vets and the NHS

June 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

We have been at the vets quite a bit over the last week. One of our cats was not very well, in fact was very close to being dead. The vets got to the bottom of it, discovering a kidney problem, and more or less fixing her. Each time I went there I had the […]

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Hi Ho Silver Lining

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off on Hi Ho Silver Lining · Life

They do say, whoever ‘they’ are, that every cloud has a silver lining and so it has turned out with Jayne’s little stay in hospital.  Overall it is not a good thing; she has pain, people sticking needles in her all the time, and all the other discomforts of hospital, while I have to drive […]

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