Category Archives: Oldham

Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

After almost 36 hours of continuous sleep I thought I’d better drag myself out of bed. I’d been dreaming of Bakewell Tarts for some reason. I could elaborate on how the latest mixture of morphine has been affecting my sleep … 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

I’m Okay…

…or is it ok ? I know the difference is important to some people. I’m finding it increasingly easier to say I’m ok rather than try and explain to people the reasons why I’m not. ‘Oh you’re looking well’. For … Continue reading

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Sad Times

I’m struggling to know what to say, but feel under pressure to update this due to the many messages I’ve received asking how I am. I don’t really feel in the mood for writing, but not doing so only seems … Continue reading

Posted in Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Cancer, chemotherapy, Colorectal Cancer, CT scan, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, Oldham, Saddleworth, Stage 4 cancer, Steroids | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Be Clear On Cancer, Beating Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer, chemotherapy, Cliff Richard, Collapsed Lung, Colorectal Cancer, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Festival, Health, Hepatectomy, Liver, Manchester, Metastatic Bowel Cancer, North Manchester General Hospital, Oldham, Pneumonia, pneumothorax, Posterolateral Thoracotomy, Saddleworth, Summer Holiday, The Christie, The Villagers, Thoracotomy, Uncategorized, Video Assisted Thorasic Surgery, Warpaint | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

The Sweary Blog

F8#k s @#t bo@**$%s, that’s all the sweary words you’re going to get out of me. It’s not big and it’s not clever. If you looked purely because of the title I guess this is where you leave. Unless of … Continue reading

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Wish You Were Here

If I bit my fingernails, now would be the time I would be doing it. No, nothing medical….The Ashes. It’s lunch on the final day and Australia need 20 more runs to win the first of the Ashes test. Already … Continue reading

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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

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