Category Archives: oxaliplatin

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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Where Did I Put That Bag ?

Any moment now I’m going to press the ‘publish’ button.’m not even going to proof read it, so apologies in advance.  It’s taken me a week to get this far and I can’t put it off any longer. There’s another … Continue reading

Posted in Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Collapsed Lung, colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Festivals, gardening, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Just Giving, Liver, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, MRI SCAN, Oldham, oxaliplatin, Peripheral Neuropathy, PET CT SCAN, Pneumonia, pneumothorax, Saddleworth, The Christie, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Bloody Valentine (but you’ll have to read to the end)

I never go out without my mobile phone. I might not hear it ring, or feel the vibrations. I might inadvertently press ignore as I reach into my pocket to answer an incoming call, but it rarely leaves my side/hand/pocket/coffee … Continue reading

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The Brown Envelope

Everything was ticking along nicely, enjoying the freedom from chemo and feeling better every day. Then I decided on a day out last Monday, followed by a late night Tuesday watching the US election results as they came in. The … Continue reading

Posted in Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, CEA Levels, chemotherapy, CT scan, Health, Liver, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Oldham, oxaliplatin, Peripheral Neuropathy, Saddleworth, Springhead, The Christie, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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 I have written a lot down, but most of it is out of date and irrelevant now.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

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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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