Category Archives: Manchester Blog Awards

The Sweary Blog

F8#k s @#t bo@**$%s, that’s all the sweary words you’re going to get out of me. It’s not big and it’s not clever. If you looked purely because of the title I guess this is where you leave. Unless of … Continue reading

Posted in Be Loud Be Clear, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, chemotherapy, colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Liver, Manchester, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, MRI SCAN, Oldham, PET CT SCAN, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, The Christie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Welcome Home

We started off in the amber zone, then we were demoted to the yellow zone, as it turned out we only got a few flurries of snow, although there is still snow on the ground from last week. It’s starting … Continue reading

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What Awful Weather

What awful weather, and so I thought I’d put down a few words in recognition of how well things are going. Yesterday I chose to leave the house for the first time in 5 days. Nothing too strenuous, just an … Continue reading

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No Time To Say Goodbye

I was thinking of doing a bit of a summary of the last 12 months, a sort of half time report. It seemed appropriate, what with chemo ending, although you know now that this isn’t the case, chemo goes on. … Continue reading

Posted in Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bestival, Blog North Awards, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, Diggle, Festivals, Greater Mancester Police, Health, Manchester, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Music, Oldham, PC Nicola Hughes, Police killings, Saddleworth, Springhead, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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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Recession…..What Recession?

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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 I have written a lot down, but most of it is out of date and irrelevant now.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

Posted in 5-FU, Avastin, Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Blog North Awards, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, chemotherapy, CT scan, digital photography, Festivals, gardening, Green Man, Health, Hickman line, Manchester, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, MRI SCAN, Music, Oldham, oxaliplatin, Peripheral Neuropathy, Saddleworth, Springhead, The Christie, Uncategorized, Uppermill | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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

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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