Category Archives: charities

What A Marathon

News reports on the Boston Marathon this week reminded me it’s 12 months since I had the second of my lung operations. It was the night before my op as I listened to the radio trying to drop off to … Continue reading

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A Budget Statement

I had my routine 3 monthly check up with the colorectal surgeon last week. Nothing amazing, everything ok. I’d had a scan a few weeks previous, and no nasty surprises. We’re now almost 12 months since the primary tumour was … Continue reading

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F5

******************************************************************************* A reminder that my sister in law and nephew are raising funds for BEATING BOWEL CANCER, taking part in the BUPA  Great Birmingham Run. I’d really appreciate any donation however small, as recognition for the support I’ve had from … Continue reading

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Not Quite As Planned

However I thought today was going to turn out, it wasn’t like this ! There’s no point in using expletives, they are far more effective when spoken. Arrived at The Christie for my 8am appointment. Bloods as usual first, no … Continue reading

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And She Sang

It could only happen on Twitter. I was heading into Manchester for my MRI scan, passing the time before I set off on my journey. The light amusement that is Twitter takes over. “On the train to Manchester” was the … Continue reading

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Laughter in the Background

We all like to think that we can manage a certain degree of pain, but we all have different levels of tolerance You’re often asked to rate your pain whilst in hospital , 1 – 10, but once you’ve rated … Continue reading

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Horses for Courses

It’s over 30 years since I first watched The London Marathon. I remember it well, lying in my bed watching all those inspirational people pounding the streets of London. I might even have shed a tear or two at the … Continue reading

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A Room With A View

This is one of those ‘not sure where to start’ entries, as a lot has happened since I last wrote. The uncertainty as to where I was heading was soon resolved, I was admitted as an emergency at The Christie … Continue reading

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Not A Good Weekend

Apart from an hour long outing to see my GP on Saturday I’ve spent most of the last four days in bed. I haven’t eaten in all that time either, maybe longer. I dragged myself out of bed on Sunday … 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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