Category Archives: Kendal Calling

Small is Beautiful

Time seems to have passed so quickly since Glastonbury, all of a sudden we’re heading towards August bank holiday! I’ve not exactly been sitting on my backside, well I have actually, mainly in fields, with sunshine, good music and friends. … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here

If I bit my fingernails, now would be the time I would be doing it. No, nothing medical….The Ashes. It’s lunch on the final day and Australia need 20 more runs to win the first of the Ashes test. Already … Continue reading

Posted in Affleck's, Ashes Test Match, Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Brighton, Cancer, Champagne, Chester, Chester Tourist Bus, Cider Bus, Cricket, Festivals, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Kendal Calling, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Michael Eavis, Mumford & Sons, Music, Oldham, poetry, Pyramid Stage, Saddleworth, Shoes, Springhead, Tennis, Vintage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rain Hats, Old Hats and Lost Hats

The dust seems to have settled and the reality of being home is, well, hitting home. It’s been a over a week now and whilst there have been some hurdles, in general everything seems positive. Perhaps the worst and most … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, chemotherapy, Festivals, Glastonbury, Health, Imperial War Museum North, Kendal Calling, Liver, Manchester, Morphine, Oldham, OxyNorm, pneumothorax, Saddleworth, Salford Quays, Springhead, Stockport Hat Museum, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Avastin, Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, chemotherapy, CT scan, Dexamethasone, Festivals, gardening, Glastonbury, Green Man, Health, Hickman line, Kendal Calling, Manchester, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, MRI SCAN, Music, Oldham, oxaliplatin, Periphial neuropathy, Saddleworth, Springhead, Steroids, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lunch with Tim

It has been a now or never decision, the constant changing of circumstances, and having to deal with chemo meant that I was close to abandoning the blog altogether. There have been times recently when updating the blog has been … Continue reading

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Summer Break

I’m going to have a break for a couple of weeks, I won’t be blogging. This is for two reasons. Firstly, I’m going away for the weekend, Kendal Calling, at last. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, can’t … Continue reading

Posted in 5-FU, Avastin, Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, chemotherapy, Festivals, Health, Kendal Calling, Macmillan Nurses, Manchester, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Music, Oldham, oxaliplatin, Saddleworth, Springhead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rumours

You don’t know how lucky you are. You’ve been saved from a five page moan about how sorry I was feeling for myself, and how horrible the last 72 hours have been. Chemo 3: urgh! Anyway, you’ve been saved from … 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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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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“Like”

Clicking “like” or “share” on the dreaded FB  is easy, without first considering the consequences. Especially when you’re doing it at 3 o’clock in the morning. You read an article (well to be honest I speed read it) and immediately … Continue reading

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