Category Archives: Morphine

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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Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

After almost 36 hours of continuous sleep I thought I’d better drag myself out of bed. I’d been dreaming of Bakewell Tarts for some reason. I could elaborate on how the latest mixture of morphine has been affecting my sleep … Continue reading

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You Shall Go To The Ball

Another, wet dreary miserable Sunday afternoon. I shouldn’t complain, considering the terrible weather and flooding in the south west. It’s a scenario I do not find difficult to imagine, many times I’ve stood at the top of Glastonbury Tor, gazing … Continue reading

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Right Here…Right Now

Shall we start with the good news? Liver re-section successful. The appropriate slithers of liver have been successfully removed and all seems hunky dory. Mr. L seemed rather pleased with himself, the two tumours that had been lurking deep within … 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

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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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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

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WARNING ! : may contain far too much information.

This started as quite a cheery blog, tried to put a light hearted slant on things, a few jokes, quips, more of what you might expect from me. By Saturday morning I’m reduced to a complete wreck. Some of you … 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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“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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