Monthly Archives: November 2011

The End Of The Beginning

26th October doesn’t sound that long ago, just 5 weeks. It would be wrong to say that they seemed like the 5 longest weeks of my life, on reflection the first three were a doddle. The same cannot be said … Continue reading

Posted in 20:20 Vision, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Manchester, Oldham, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dark Winter Days

The end of another week, and now just a couple more days to drag myself through. And it is now dragging myself, I couldn’t have imagined just how hard this was going to be. Thank god these side effects don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Health, Manchester, Oldham, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie, Uncategorized, Worthing | Leave a comment

A Brief Respite

Well, Friday and Saturday followed without much improvement in the way I was feeling. Saturday I was asleep for 15 of the 24 hours available to me, but it seemed to have worked as I awoke Sunday with a more … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Health, Manchester, Oldham, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Moonbow

I am reluctant to moan too much for fear of things getting worse, but Thursday was by far the worst day yet. Nothing unusual in the way the day panned out, hospital for radiotherapy followed by afternoon nap. Well I … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Health, Manchester, Oldham, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

In At The Deep End

The battle to control my digestive system continues, and once again I left hospital with yet another prescription in an attempt to try and settle things down. Somehow I don’t think we’re going to win this one and I’m just … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Health, Manchester, Oldham, radiotherapy, The Christie, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Fish Corridor

There are three people I see quite regularly on my daily visits to hospital. A small variation in the time I am waiting dictates who I see. Most regularly are a couple from a few miles down the road from … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Glastonbury, Health, Manchester, Music, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

24 Hours From………….Disaster

I felt like deleting the last blog entry (Trouser Jazz & Cupcakes) even before I published it. By the time I got around to doing so I was feeling so ill I just wanted to delete it and start again, … Continue reading

Posted in 20:20 Vision, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, Caroline Shaw, charities, chemotherapy, Health, Manchester, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie | Leave a comment

Trouser Jazz & Cupcakes

I’ve got a bruise the size of a cricket ball on the back of my leg, and I don’t even play cricket. Another one on the front, as if the ball passed through me. It’s odds on that it’s due … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Health, Manchester, Mr Scruff, Music, Oldham, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie, Trouser Jazz, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Remembering Carl RIP

Posted in Joy Division, Manchester, Music, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What Kate Said

Six full days since I started chemo and the first side effects are creeping up on me. Gradually the feeling of nausea has got worse. Nothing unbearable as yet, but still not pleasant. I tried to convince myself it was … Continue reading

Posted in Anthony H Wilson, Beating Bowel Cancer, Blue Monday, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Factory Records, Hacienda, Health, Joy Division, Manchester, Music, New Order, Oldham, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie, Tony Wilson | 2 Comments