Category Archives: colonoscopy

It’s All Over

I suppose if I’d have given it any thought I could have predicted it would happen. Not the timing though, that was completely unexpected. I’d had a crap day, but it wasn’t that bad. Nothing that would leave me in … Continue reading

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Normal Service Will Resume Shortly

Now then, where were we? Before we were so rudely interrupted The longer the absence has gone on the harder it has become to rectify. If thought recognition software were available I’m sure I’d have dealt with this ages ago, … 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

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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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The Magic Numbers

No, I don’t like the Magic Numbers, they were just what I thought they were, one hit wonders. Well ok, they might have had more than one, but they were never going to last. I said that when I first … 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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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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Pride Swallowed

Well I suppose it was inevitable, the fall came, but at least there was nobody here to witness my pride going with it. I certainly don’t have any dignity left, and so I suppose it’s time for me accept that … 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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