Category Archives: Macmillan Nurses

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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Me Me Me

There’s no stopping me now, I’m on a roll. After a couple of months silence I’m out to make up for lost time…or time I haven’t got maybe. I’ve made an executive decision also, all future blog entries will be … Continue reading

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HOW DO YOU FOLLOW THAT ?

I’m not sure you can really, it all seems a little over dramatic to me, life goes on as it did before. Once I had spoken to everyone who needed to be spoken to, everything went back to the normal … 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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Tickets, Trolleys and Trauma

I had nodded off again after waking to take my tablets and imbibe the usual cup of black coffee in the morning. My level of consciousness is directly related to how interesting the guests on The Wright Stuff are. Nodding … Continue reading

Posted in Bowel Cancer, Cancer, Collapsed Lung, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Festivals, Glastonbury, Health, Macmillan Nurses, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Morphine, Music, Oldham, OxyNorm, pneumothorax, Royal Oldham Hospital, Saddleworth, The Christie, Thoracotomy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sweet Dreams

That’s another one crossed off, not quite so quick this time, but seven days isn’t bad. By the time the anaesthetic had worn off and wires and tubes removed, I was ready to come home. Well in my mind anyway. … 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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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

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Blue Monday

In September last year one of my blog entries was entitled ‘For Ellie’ https://reflectionsonawastedlife.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/for-ellie/ Ellie was a vibrant, successful, happy and inspirational woman who had been struck down with cancer at the tender age of 28. Ellie has been planning … Continue reading

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