Category Archives: colonic stent

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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One Year On

20th June 2011, twelve months ago today, was the day I set this long heavy chain in motion. I had been wearily dragging it around for a few months, and I had made the appointment with my GP at least … Continue reading

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Early Morning Reflections

It’s just gone 6 o’clock Tuesday morning, and I’m up writing this. There’s been quite a gap since my last entry, and although I’ve sat down and written loads and loads, changing circumstances has meant that it was out of … Continue reading

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T4N1M1

Did you spot the whirlwind over Springhead earlier this week? That was the home help that hit my home on Tuesday.  Shall we call her Mrs. C from now on? I knew from firstly having spoken to her on the … Continue reading

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A Bag For Life

So, after eight days away I finally get to update the blog! I’ve seconded Lewis’ laptop for 24 hours to enable me to catch up. The absence was perhaps not unexpected, but events over the last week certainly have been. … Continue reading

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Be Aware, Care and Share

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who sat in the garden this week, soaking up the rays and admiring the daffodils that had flowered, at last. They seemed to have been ready for ages, but it’s only the last … Continue reading

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Ticking Off The Days

This kind of weather fills you with joy doesn’t it. You can’t help but get yourself outside when the weather is like this. I’d like to think that it was the weather that inspired me to get out and enjoy … Continue reading

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My New Best Friend

Foolishly, I promised to update the blog today, a promise made during the euphoria of a return home after three days in hospital. Once that euphoria had worn off, the severe exhaustion kicked in. Even though you don’t exactly exert … Continue reading

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No Apologies

I don’t apologise for feeling sorry for myself over the last week or so. I can’t pretend things haven’t been difficult. But at the end of the day I have to be grateful that it’s only me that’s affected. I’m … Continue reading

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Feeling Guilty

And so I’m back on a very strict low fibre diet, absolutely no exceptions and it’s got to stay that way until surgery in April. The high energy drinks have come out again, as has the soup. I’m glad there … Continue reading

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