Category Archives: Hickman line

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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The Ancient Myths of Glastonbury

Contrary to the BBC News website, the acts named last week are not the “full line up” for this years Glastonbury Festival. It would take at least a dozen pages to list the full line up. And why do the … 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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Please Place The Item In The Bag

I awoke reasonably early in anticipation of the day ahead. District nurse then a mad rush to the hospital to get my tooth extracted. I was sitting up in bed thinking how I was going to brush my teeth without … Continue reading

Posted in Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Co-Op, Health, Hickman line, Liver, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Oldham, Rochdale, Saddleworth, Springhead, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All Systems Go

There always seems to be a parking space outside the vintage shop, which is both convenient and expensive. Convenient because of the parking space, expensive because I always end up buying something from the shop. Today it was another jacket, … 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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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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An unexpected update

Another blog so soon ? I have a bit of news, so thought I would share it. Well, an unexpected outcome from the meeting with Dr S, oncologist, on Thursday. He checked to see if my scan results were in, … Continue reading

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Yummy Mummies and Rainy Scrummies

I’ve spent the last week or so trying to write something for this blog. I have written a lot down, but most of it is out of date and irrelevant now. Maybe it’s a reflection of how I feel at … Continue reading

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Blog With No Name

Hey, it’s not just about cancer this blog you know. Well OK it may seem that way at the moment as chemotherapy continues after an expected and unexpected break. The expected break was to allow me to have a chemo … Continue reading

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