Category Archives: Oldham

Nearly…but not quite

In the last few months I have tried many times to publish a blog, as you will have gathered, to no avail. The longer time has gone on, the more it has become clear to me that I just cannot … Continue reading

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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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Sunday Supplement

This blog was supposed to be getting easier, just a few words, music and photos, but such is the nature of cancer, it’s not going to let me. I should’ve kept my mouth shut saying everything seemed to be settling … Continue reading

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It’s All Over

I suppose if I’d have given it any thought I could have predicted it would happen. Not the timing though, that was completely unexpected. I’d had a crap day, but it wasn’t that bad. Nothing that would leave me in … Continue reading

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Me Me Me

There’s no stopping me now, I’m on a roll. After a couple of months silence I’m out to make up for lost time…or time I haven’t got maybe. I’ve made an executive decision also, all future blog entries will be … Continue reading

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HOW DO YOU FOLLOW THAT ?

I’m not sure you can really, it all seems a little over dramatic to me, life goes on as it did before. Once I had spoken to everyone who needed to be spoken to, everything went back to the normal … Continue reading

Posted in Adrenal Tumour, Be Loud Be Clear, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, BUPA Great Birmingham Run, Cancer, chemotherapy, Colorectal Cancer, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Just Giving, Macmillan Nurses, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Morrissey, MRI SCAN, Music, Oldham, Palliative Care, Pleural Tumour, Radiohead, radiotherapy, Saddleworth, Stage 4 cancer, Steroids, Terminal Cancer, The Christie, The Christie Charity, The Smiths, Worthing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meow Meow

I’ve calmed down, composed myself and had time to rethink my comments over how other people react to cancer. I know it’s difficult knowing what to say when confronted with other peoples illnesses. Half the time we don’t really want … Continue reading

Posted in 5-FU, Be Clear On Cancer, Be Loud Be Clear, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, CAVA research study, Cava trial, cetuximab, Champagne, chemotherapy, Colitis, Colorectal Cancer, Fluorouracil, Folinic acid, gardening, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, irinotecan, Liver, Liver resection, Loperamide, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Oldham, Port-a-cath, Portal Vein thrombosis, Saddleworth, Springhead, Stage 4 cancer, Steroids, The Christie, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Swallowing My Pride

I’ve no idea where to start, so much has happened since my last serious blog (I’m discounting the one hastily written from my hospital bed on my mobile phone). I can hardly take in what’s happened myself, so I can … Continue reading

Posted in 5-FU, Be Clear On Cancer, Be Loud Be Clear, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, cetuximab, chemotherapy, Colitis, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Fair Mobility, Festivals, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Liver, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Never2Young, North West Ambulance, Oldham, Port-a-cath, Portacath, Portal Vein thrombosis, Rachel Bown, Saddleworth, Salford Royal, Stage 4 cancer, The C List, The Christie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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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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