Tag Archives: MRI Scan

Blog With No Name

Hey, it’s not just about cancer this blog you know. Well OK it may seem that way at the moment as chemotherapy continues after an expected and unexpected break. The expected break was to allow me to have a chemo … 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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One Year On

20th June 2011, twelve months ago today, was the day I set this long heavy chain in motion. I had been wearily dragging it around for a few months, and I had made the appointment with my GP at least … Continue reading

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Blue Bottles & Brighton

It’s Saturday morning…..correction, afternoon, one o’clock to be precise and I’ve just woken. It wasn’t a particularly a bad sleep night, I was awake a few times at least but that’s pretty normal. The last thing I remember is the … Continue reading

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And She Sang

It could only happen on Twitter. I was heading into Manchester for my MRI scan, passing the time before I set off on my journey. The light amusement that is Twitter takes over. “On the train to Manchester” was the … Continue reading

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Early Morning Reflections

It’s just gone 6 o’clock Tuesday morning, and I’m up writing this. There’s been quite a gap since my last entry, and although I’ve sat down and written loads and loads, changing circumstances has meant that it was out of … Continue reading

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Here Comes Summer

My office was in Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria and I had to be at Euston within 45 minutes. No time for dodging the congestion charge zones that I am usually pretty good at avoiding, so I dashed straight through the … Continue reading

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Feeling Guilty

And so I’m back on a very strict low fibre diet, absolutely no exceptions and it’s got to stay that way until surgery in April. The high energy drinks have come out again, as has the soup. I’m glad there … Continue reading

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Slumberland

Monday morning, and I awake after yet another nights sleep of 12 hours. A couple of months ago I would have given anything for a full nights sleep, but now it’s starting to concern me, it’s becoming a little too … 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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