Category Archives: colonoscopy

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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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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Rochdales BBC

I didn’t realise at the time of writing it, but my last blog entry was out of date by the time it was published the following morning. The appointment for my CT scan arrived, even if it was in a … Continue reading

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Slumberland

Monday morning, and I awake after yet another nights sleep of 12 hours. A couple of months ago I would have given anything for a full nights sleep, but now it’s starting to concern me, it’s becoming a little too … Continue reading

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Peaks and Troughs

I knew I shouldn’t have mentioned the Nolan sisters. I can’t believe the amount of traffic it attracted from people entering the term in search engines. Imagine all those people hoping to find something about the Nolan’s only to find … Continue reading

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The First Shoots of Recovery

If I tell you that the highlight of my day on Thursday was seeing two of the Nolan sisters at The Christie, then you’ll probably agree that the day wasn’t that good. I thought I saw one of them in … Continue reading

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