Tag Archives: Liver

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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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

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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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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

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The Ancient Myths of Glastonbury

Contrary to the BBC News website, the acts named last week are not the “full line up” for this years Glastonbury Festival. It would take at least a dozen pages to list the full line up. And why do the … Continue reading

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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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My Bloody Valentine (but you’ll have to read to the end)

I never go out without my mobile phone. I might not hear it ring, or feel the vibrations. I might inadvertently press ignore as I reach into my pocket to answer an incoming call, but it rarely leaves my side/hand/pocket/coffee … 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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