Author Archives: reflectionsonawastedlife

Right Here…Right Now

Shall we start with the good news? Liver re-section successful. The appropriate slithers of liver have been successfully removed and all seems hunky dory. Mr. L seemed rather pleased with himself, the two tumours that had been lurking deep within … Continue reading

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No ‘Summer Holiday’

Well here we are again. I say ‘we’, it’s me of course, I’m on my own for this one, nobody else can stand in for me. I’m sitting at home waiting for the call that tells me a bed is … Continue reading

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Where Did I Put That Bag ?

Any moment now I’m going to press the ‘publish’ button.’m not even going to proof read it, so apologies in advance.  It’s taken me a week to get this far and I can’t put it off any longer. There’s another … Continue reading

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The Sweary Blog

F8#k s @#t bo@**$%s, that’s all the sweary words you’re going to get out of me. It’s not big and it’s not clever. If you looked purely because of the title I guess this is where you leave. Unless of … Continue reading

Posted in Be Loud Be Clear, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, chemotherapy, colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Liver, Manchester, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, MRI SCAN, Oldham, PET CT SCAN, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Small is Beautiful

Time seems to have passed so quickly since Glastonbury, all of a sudden we’re heading towards August bank holiday! I’ve not exactly been sitting on my backside, well I have actually, mainly in fields, with sunshine, good music and friends. … Continue reading

Posted in Ashbourne, Best Small Festival Awards, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Derbyshire Dales, Dovedale, Festivals, Fleetwood Mac, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Kendal Calling, Leeds Festival, Liver, Manchester, Matlock, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Music, Mystery Jets, Saddleworth, The Cribbs, The Darkness, The Gramotones, Twisted Wheel, Y_Not Festival | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wish You Were Here

If I bit my fingernails, now would be the time I would be doing it. No, nothing medical….The Ashes. It’s lunch on the final day and Australia need 20 more runs to win the first of the Ashes test. Already … Continue reading

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It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll – But I Liked It.

It was claimed that The Rolling Stones had never before been asked to perform at Glastonbury. Whether this was down to oversight, error or whatever, the wait was certainly worthwhile. Whether they would have been better in the 70’s 80’s90’s … Continue reading

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Stage 4 Survivor

This is one of the easy ones to write, some of you will have heard the news already, so I’ll get straight to the the point. I am clear of cancer. Yes, you read that right, I AM CLEAR OF … Continue reading

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We Come 1 !

I should have written this ages ago, I’ve started so many times only for it to be binned. I’m not very good when it comes to writing about ‘personal’ things. Ha Ha I hear you say ! I’ve been writing … Continue reading

Posted in Bowel Cancer, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Faithless, Festivals, Glastonbury, Health, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Music, PET CT SCAN, Pyramid Stage, Saddleworth, Springhead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tickets, Trolleys and Trauma

I had nodded off again after waking to take my tablets and imbibe the usual cup of black coffee in the morning. My level of consciousness is directly related to how interesting the guests on The Wright Stuff are. Nodding … Continue reading

Posted in Bowel Cancer, Cancer, Collapsed Lung, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Festivals, Glastonbury, Health, Macmillan Nurses, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Morphine, Music, Oldham, OxyNorm, pneumothorax, Royal Oldham Hospital, Saddleworth, The Christie, Thoracotomy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments