Category Archives: OxyNorm

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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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

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, Cider Bus, Co-Op, Colorectal Cancer, Constipation, CT scan, Fentanyl, Festivals, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury Tor, Health, Liver, Liver resection, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Michael Eavis, Morphine, MRI SCAN, Music, Oldham, Oramorph, OxyNorm, Palliative Care, Pilton, Pregablin, Saddleworth, Somerset Levels, Springhead, Stage 4 cancer, The Christie, Uncategorized, Worthy Farm | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

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

Posted in 5-FU, Beating Bowel Cancer, Brighton, Cider Bus, Dave Grohl, digital phptograp, Horsham, Jenson Button, John Peel Stage, Last of the Summer Wine, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, OxyNorm, politics, Robbie Williams, Rochdale, T in the Park, The Christie, Tim Booth, Tony Wilson, www.interwok.co.uk, X-Factor | 2 Comments

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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“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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Laughter in the Background

We all like to think that we can manage a certain degree of pain, but we all have different levels of tolerance You’re often asked to rate your pain whilst in hospital , 1 – 10, but once you’ve rated … Continue reading

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Tears of a Frown

Let’s start with good news for a change. Tickets for Kendal Calling have arrived, well at least they’ve arrived at Debs. Just as long as she remembers where she put’s them when the time comes. It always makes it more … Continue reading

Posted in Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, chemotherapy, Glastonbury, Green Man, Health, Kendal Calling, Liver, Macmillan Nurses, Manchester, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Oldham, OxyNorm, Saddleworth, Springhead, Targinact, The Christie, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pride Swallowed

Well I suppose it was inevitable, the fall came, but at least there was nobody here to witness my pride going with it. I certainly don’t have any dignity left, and so I suppose it’s time for me accept that … Continue reading

Posted in Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, Caroline Shaw, chemotherapy, colonoscopy, Health, Macmillan Nurses, Manchester, Manchester Blog Awards, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Oldham, OxyNorm, Pregablin, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, Springhead, Targinact, The Christie, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment