Category Archives: Drug trials

I’m On Fire

I thought I might try and bang one out while I can, despite battling with a keyboard that has been bathed in orange juice (with bits !). In a way it’s slowed me down which is good because I don’t … Continue reading

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Sunday Supplement

This blog was supposed to be getting easier, just a few words, music and photos, but such is the nature of cancer, it’s not going to let me. I should’ve kept my mouth shut saying everything seemed to be settling … Continue reading

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Sounds from the Garden

We’ll begin with the music today shall we, and not a favourite band of mine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers. They have a bit of a reputation for being a bit flat live. To be fair, I’ve only seen them twice, … 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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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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Made of Stone

So Thursday turned out to be a disaster, chemo didn’t happen. They couldn’t give me a date/time last time I was there, and so most of last week and the early part of this week I was chasing it up, … Continue reading

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From Hartshead Pike to Heaton Park

So I bit my lip and made the biggest u-turn in the history of this blog. There’s not much I can say really, I’ll just do a Jimmy Carr and hold my hands up. I drove across Mossley top yesterday … Continue reading

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Blue Bottles & Brighton

It’s Saturday morning…..correction, afternoon, one o’clock to be precise and I’ve just woken. It wasn’t a particularly a bad sleep night, I was awake a few times at least but that’s pretty normal. The last thing I remember is the … 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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Here Comes Summer

My office was in Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria and I had to be at Euston within 45 minutes. No time for dodging the congestion charge zones that I am usually pretty good at avoiding, so I dashed straight through the … Continue reading

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