Category Archives: Be Clear On Cancer

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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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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Two Fingers To Cancer

If you’re reading this expecting to find out how I am after my operation, you really didn’t read until the end did you. For the rest of you, I couldn’t go without saying something. Besides, whilst I’m writing this I’m … Continue reading

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I Huffed and I Puffed……..

Wow, things are moving so quickly again, I’ve got appointments coming out of my ears at the moment, and it looks like I’ll back in hospital within a matter of weeks. I’ve hardly had chance to catch my breath (no … Continue reading

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’tis the season to be jolly

Well, here we are at last. I’m not sure I know what to say, but it didn’t seem appropriate to let this momentous occasion pass without saying something. Whether it’s boredom of blogging, or boredom with cancer that has led … Continue reading

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12.12.12

Here we are again ! A number of things have contributed to the lengthy period since my last entry. I am sorry to report that after a long illness my laptop eventually died. Don’t worry, it’s been a long illness … Continue reading

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The Brown Envelope

Everything was ticking along nicely, enjoying the freedom from chemo and feeling better every day. Then I decided on a day out last Monday, followed by a late night Tuesday watching the US election results as they came in. The … Continue reading

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Please Place The Item In The Bag

I awoke reasonably early in anticipation of the day ahead. District nurse then a mad rush to the hospital to get my tooth extracted. I was sitting up in bed thinking how I was going to brush my teeth without … Continue reading

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All Systems Go

There always seems to be a parking space outside the vintage shop, which is both convenient and expensive. Convenient because of the parking space, expensive because I always end up buying something from the shop. Today it was another jacket, … Continue reading

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Here it Is

OK OK, I know it’s been a while. I’m up at stupid o’clock to write this. It’s not the lack of things to write about, my mind has been working overtime in that department, it’s the lack of will to … Continue reading

Posted in Avastin, Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Liver, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Oldham, Saddleworth, Springhead, The Christie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments