Category Archives: pneumothorax

The C List

You can’t understand how much I don’t want to be doing this. I don’t really know what I’m supposed to be writing,and I’m not even sure why I’m writing it in the first place. It’s become everything I didn’t want … 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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No ‘Summer Holiday’

Well here we are again. I say ‘we’, it’s me of course, I’m on my own for this one, nobody else can stand in for me. I’m sitting at home waiting for the call that tells me a bed is … 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

Stage 4 Survivor

This is one of the easy ones to write, some of you will have heard the news already, so I’ll get straight to the the point. I am clear of cancer. Yes, you read that right, I AM CLEAR OF … Continue reading

Posted in Be Clear On Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Collapsed Lung, colonic stent, colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Drug trials, Festivals, Glastonbury, Keyhole surgery, Laprascopic surgery, Liver, Lung Function Test, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Michael Eavis, Music, Oldham, pneumothorax, Posterolateral Thoracotomy, radiotherapy, Rolling Stones, Saddleworth, Springhead, The Christie, Thoracotomy, Uncategorized, Video Assisted Thorasic Surgery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

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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Two Fingers To Cancer

If you’re reading this expecting to find out how I am after my operation, you really didn’t read until the end did you. For the rest of you, I couldn’t go without saying something. Besides, whilst I’m writing this I’m … Continue reading

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I Huffed and I Puffed……..

Wow, things are moving so quickly again, I’ve got appointments coming out of my ears at the moment, and it looks like I’ll back in hospital within a matter of weeks. I’ve hardly had chance to catch my breath (no … 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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