Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Optimist

Monday morning I made a commitment for the summer. Green Man Festival in August J I would not normally have to think twice about going to a festival, but this year is different considering I’ve no idea what the state … Continue reading

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Another Day @TheChristie

I knew that Thursday night was not going to be a good one. I had fallen asleep in the armchair twice during the course of the afternoon/evening, so it was no surprise that I was awake half the night. I … Continue reading

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I Read About It On The Internet

Well, after that kop out for my last entry, I thought I had better write something. Many thanks to Hannah (@sitemanagergal) for allowing me to hijack her blog, even without her permission. Hannah is a bowel cancer survivor, having just … Continue reading

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Be Loud Be Clear

I was thinking of how best to highlight this weeks BE LOUD BE CLEAR campaign, but in the end I decided that others have done it far better than I could have done. Please read, and inwardly digest http://sitemanagergal.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/be-loud-be-clear-for-beating-bowel-cancer/

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The Long Shadow

What is it that makes a good blog post, one that everyone wants to read, pass on to others, and go to the bother of sending me message to say so? I wish I knew. The response to my last … Continue reading

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The Awkward Silence

It’s strange that a couple days ago I was wondering what I was going to put in my next blog. I’m feeling pretty good at the moment, to the outsider no-one would guess that I have cancer. My complexion is … Continue reading

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15 And Not Counting

20, 19, 18, 17,16,15…..not that I’m counting, which of course I am. It’s hard not to. I’m in that waiting period again, where every day seems to drag on and on. Still two weeks until my next set of scans, … Continue reading

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Altered Images

I seriously wanted to publish this earlier in the week, as I believed I had turned the corner, but previous false hope has taught me to be more cautious. However, my confidence is enough now to really believe that I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Blog

You wouldn’t believe the number of times I’ve written this, and changed it, deleted it, started again, over and over again. I’ve had over a week to put my thoughts down, but each time, on reflection, I’ve felt them inappropriate. … Continue reading

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