Category Archives: Picc Line

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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Not Quite As Planned

However I thought today was going to turn out, it wasn’t like this ! There’s no point in using expletives, they are far more effective when spoken. Arrived at The Christie for my 8am appointment. Bloods as usual first, no … 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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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off To Chemo We Go

I finally reached a decision, considerably harder than I imagined it could be. Have I made the right choice? What if this combination doesn’t work? What if I do suffer badly with side effects? Would the other one have been … Continue reading

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Here Comes Summer

My office was in Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria and I had to be at Euston within 45 minutes. No time for dodging the congestion charge zones that I am usually pretty good at avoiding, so I dashed straight through the … Continue reading

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