Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winter Solstice Greetings (or Summer for some of you)

I’ve been thinking of this entry for a few days – well nights actually. Sleep is becoming rarer and rarer. I suppose I’ve not been thinking about the blog, just thinking in general. I guess it’s the time of year, … Continue reading

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Curtains For Cameron

It’s snowing again outside, well it would be strange if it was snowing inside wouldn’t it. A couple of hours ago I looked out of the window and all I could see was frost and ice on the road. Now … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, charities, chemotherapy, coffee, curtains, Health, Manchester, Oldham, politics, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, snow, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Meak Wid Blinter

After a period of apparent inactivity everything seemed to happen at once today. From nine o’clock onwards I hardly had time to put my phone down. Firstly, and most importantly a call from the surgeons secretary, who had received the … Continue reading

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Sunday Rant

Firstly an apology for 2 birthdays missed. Laura Marling, I have no excuse for as it was 1st Feb, which of course makes her 21 not 20 as stated in my last blog. And Deb, oh dear, missed completely whilst … Continue reading

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The Silence Of Snow

It was great to see & hear BBC News discussing the governments plan to allow sharing of medical information with a view to extending clinical trials to more and more patients. Both Dr Chris Harrison, and Professor John Radford from … Continue reading

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The Fight Back Starts Here

It’s Sunday, five days after finishing radiotherapy. The relief at finishing treatment was soon replaced by the realisation that the side effects were intensifying. I would happily have accepted the theory that there were active volcano inside me erupting at … Continue reading

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