Category Archives: snow

A Budget Statement

I had my routine 3 monthly check up with the colorectal surgeon last week. Nothing amazing, everything ok. I’d had a scan a few weeks previous, and no nasty surprises. We’re now almost 12 months since the primary tumour was … 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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Made of Stone

So Thursday turned out to be a disaster, chemo didn’t happen. They couldn’t give me a date/time last time I was there, and so most of last week and the early part of this week I was chasing it up, … Continue reading

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The First Shoots of Recovery

If I tell you that the highlight of my day on Thursday was seeing two of the Nolan sisters at The Christie, then you’ll probably agree that the day wasn’t that good. I thought I saw one of them in … Continue reading

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True Grit

Today’s topic of conversation seems to be snow. We can’t stop talking about it. Tweeting, Facebook, TV, radio, snow is everywhere, or not, depending where in the country (or world) you live. There have been plenty of people busting a … Continue reading

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Another Day @TheChristie

I knew that Thursday night was not going to be a good one. I had fallen asleep in the armchair twice during the course of the afternoon/evening, so it was no surprise that I was awake half the night. I … Continue reading

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15 And Not Counting

20, 19, 18, 17,16,15…..not that I’m counting, which of course I am. It’s hard not to. I’m in that waiting period again, where every day seems to drag on and on. Still two weeks until my next set of scans, … Continue reading

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Curtains For Cameron

It’s snowing again outside, well it would be strange if it was snowing inside wouldn’t it. A couple of hours ago I looked out of the window and all I could see was frost and ice on the road. Now … Continue reading

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The Silence Of Snow

It was great to see & hear BBC News discussing the governments plan to allow sharing of medical information with a view to extending clinical trials to more and more patients. Both Dr Chris Harrison, and Professor John Radford from … Continue reading

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