Monthly Archives: May 2016

Still here.

It’s not like I wasn’t warned that weeks stuck in a wee room could hammer you mentally as well as physically. I can hardly say that the consultants and other experts – including those who’d been through it before – … Continue reading

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Batteries running low already

I should have remembered. I was a fool to forget. You just can’t properly prepare yourself for the impact that a prolonged stay in hospital coupled with high dose chemotherapy has on your physical and mental state. It’s not like … Continue reading

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Saturday’s late, late show

I knew I was wrong to promise a daily blog update. I blame Eurovision for yesterday’s non-appearance. I was going to use the three hours of TV dross time to type my daily thoughts, but I managed to doze off … Continue reading

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The battle is over but the war continues

Today’s blog is brought to you by the word remission and the number 13. Sod that superstition nonsense, I’ve just had a cracking Friday the 13th. Had always hoped – and in truth always expected – that I’d reach the … Continue reading

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Let the sleeping begin!

Day 2 in the Big Brother house, and Andrew just wants to sleep – or escape. There’s something about being shut in a room all day, with the sun shining outside, that makes you want to get a good bit … Continue reading

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Not getting carried away

I will not get carried away. I will not get carried away. I will not get carried away… There’s no sign of cancer in my large intestine! Woo-hoo!! Right, that’s enough, back to reality please. Today I got the results … Continue reading

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The nicht afore the morn

For those who aren’t keen followers of the Scots language, or more specifically au fait with the traditions of the Borders Common Ridings, the ‘nicht afore the morn’ is the phrase used in some towns to mark the day/evening before the … Continue reading

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